Bloomberg News editor in chief Matt Winkler sent out the following promotions to the staff on Friday:
We are pleased to announce promotions in Laurie Hays‘ Beat Reporting group that will further our ambitions to break important stories and follow them up with first-rate depth reporting. These positions are, for the most part, new and an exciting step to advance the enterprise produced by Bloomberg News.
Katherine Snyder, who built Bloomberg’s global deals team, will become executive editor for breaking news. John Brecher, one of our most experienced editors who has handled columns and series, will work with executive editors and their teams on enterprise across all beat reporting groups also as an executive editor. Both Katherine and John will report to Laurie.
Dan Golden, a Pulitzer prize-winning investigative reporter who has been a cornerstone of our education coverage, will succeed Jonathan Kaufman as managing editor for education and enterprise in company news. He will report to Jonathan.
Winnie O’Kelley, who joined us from the New York Times nine months ago as an editor at large, becomes managing editor of a newly-formed global financial crimes group that will report to Finance Executive Editor Otis Bilodeau. Sara Forden, our antitrust reporter in D.C., will report to Winnie as team leader of the reporters based in Washington and New York. Heather Smith, a deputy team leader for the Europe tech group in London, will run the European arm of the team.
Jeff McCracken, team leader for M&A in the U.S. and a key to the team’s success in the last few years, takes over from Katherine as managing editor of the global M&A team. He will report to Jonathan Kaufman. Jeff is succeeded as team leader by Mohammed Hadi, who recently moved to New York from Hong Kong where he helped oversee Asian deals coverage and edited the Real M&A columns.
Edward Evans, the finance team leader in London who has most recently managed our groundbreaking coverage of FX manipulation and Monte dei Paschi, is now deputy Managing Editor for finance globally, reporting to Finance Managing Editor Christine Harper. Simone Meier, who covered economic and political news in Switzerland, France, Germany and Ireland before joining the UK finance team last year, succeeds Edward as team leader.