Bloomberg News reporter Barinka leaves for startup
Bloomberg News reporter Alex Barinka has left the news service and joined a startup.
Barinka is joining Imran Khan’s new e-commerce company as head of external affairs. The company is expected to launch next year. Khan is Snap Inc.’s former chief strategy officer.
“I’ll miss the chase of breaking news and IPO-day interviews, but it’s the people at Bloomberg I’ll miss most of all (y’all know who you are),” wrote Barinka on Twitter.
Barinka has been based in Bloomberg’s San Francisco bureau for the past year covering financing news in the tech industry such as initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. She also regularly appeared on Bloomberg Television.
She previously covered initial public offerings.
Barinka had previously been a tech reporter, primarily covering IBM, in New York. Before that, she worked on the stocks team. She has also worked on the mergers and acquisitions team and spent time covering U.S. industrial and aerospace companies.
Barinka is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate in business journalism. At UNC-CH, she received the O. J. “Skipper” Coffin Award to the Outstanding Graduating Senior in News-Editorial Journalism. She worked at the Reese Felts Digital News Project and at The Daily Tar Heel while in college.