OLD Media Moves

Bloomberg News names new MEs, team leaders, shifts in coverage

November 26, 2008


Bloomberg News announced to its staff Tuesday a number of management changes and shifts in coverage, which is grouped into teams, according to sources in the newsroom.

The breaking news team is now called the “speed team.” Executive editor John McCorry is in charge of it for the Americas. London bureau chief Malcom Fried is in charge of the speed team in Europe. Chris Collins, formerly managing editor in Europe, will run the speed team in Asia.Â
Katherine Snyder becomes a managing editor for mergers and acquisitions, reporting to Laurie Hays, who is executive editor of corporate news.
The technology and telecommunications team has been split into two teams, and the media team has been wrapped into the consumer team. Telecom will be headed by Julie Alnwick, while Jeff Taylor, San Francisco bureau chief and enterprise editor, is now managing editor for technology. Jennfier Sondag, previously the U.S. media team leader, will take over the consumer team while continuing to be the media team leader. In addition, entertainment will become its own team. Â

Sondag replaces former consumer team leader Mike Nol, who becomes the corporate finance team leader.  And Beth Williams is leaving as municipal bonds team leader to work for Bloomberg magazine, and she will be replaced by Mike Weiss.

Chris Nagi, previously the Americas stocks team leader, is now managing editor for stocks. In terms of stocks coverage, teams have been divided into emerging markets and developed markets in every region.Â

A new emerging markets team is being led by Laura Zelenko, previously ME for global stocks, who will report to Ken Kohn, former head of Bloomberg’s worldwide broadcast operations.  David Papadopoulos becomes team leader for Americas emerging markets, while Linus Chua will run the Asia stock team and Sandy Hendry will oversee coverage of Asia bonds, among other changes.Â
In addition, Rob Urban becomes managing editor for real estate coverage, while Marty Schenker, former ME for Bloomberg TV, becomes managing editor of global top team and global training team. And Patrick Oster becomes managing editor of legal news, while Dave Rovella takes his place as team leader.
Managing editor for the Americas Joe Winski is now in charge of a new regulation and policy team.

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