Bloomberg News hires Pulley as Atlanta bureau chief
Bloomberg’s Jacqueline Simmons and Flynn McRoberts sent the following staff announcement on Monday:
We are excited to announce that Brett Pulley – award-winning reporter and editor, author and our former Bloomberg colleague – will be rejoining us as Atlanta bureau chief. Those of you who worked with Brett when he was a media and entertainment writer for Bloomberg already know the creativity, knowledge and passion he brings to the job. In Atlanta, he will use those talents to cover the global beverage icon, Coca-Cola, and a broad array of themes in a city that has become the capital of black wealth in the U.S. and the Hollywood of the South.
Brett’s resume includes his tenure as dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University, a historically black university in southeastern Virginia. He will draw on that experience as he helps the Bloomberg newsroom pursue its diversity and inclusion goals. Brett’s impressive career also includes serving as a senior editor at Forbes Magazine and as a correspondent for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of “The Billion Dollar BET,” an in-depth look at Black Entertainment Television.
Please join us in welcoming Brett back to Bloomberg – and to his new post in Atlanta. He starts on April 27. Also, a very special thanks to Anita Sharpe, who deftly led the bureau for more than a decade and continued to do so during our search.
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