David Shipley, senior executive editor of Bloomberg Opinion; and Timothy L. O’Brien, executive editor of Bloomberg Opinion, sent out the following announcement on Monday:
It’s with great pleasure that I write to inform you of three new Opinion colleagues.
Bobby Ghosh will be joining the editorial board. He will be based in London and will focus on the Middle East and the Islamic world. Like other board members, Bobby will also write columns and commission articles from outside writers. Bobby has led a full journalistic life, serving (in reverse chronological order) as editor in chief of the Hindustan Times in New Delhi, as managing editor of Quartz, and as international editor, world editor, and foreign correspondent at Time. He starts this week and will be based at NY HQ through August.
Rachel Rosenthal will be coming aboard as an editor in Singapore, reporting to Paul Sillitoe, and filling the big shoes left by Katrina Nicholas, who will now be a team leader for investing in Asia. Rachel was a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires for nine years, based in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York. Most recently, she wrote about Asia’s debt markets and helped lead real-time markets and economics coverage. Rachel studied European history at Stanford and got her master’s in journalism at Columbia. She will start in early September.
Lara Williams will be our inaugural social media editor in London. Lara has a degree in textile design from the Chelsea College of Art and an MA in interactive journalism from the City University of London. Her most recent social media project: running an EU-funded campaign for the European Confederation of Linen and Hemp. Lara will be working with Jessica Karl and Mike Nizza to bolster our presence on all things social, and to develop podcasts and video projects. She starts this week.
Please extend a warm welcome to all. Their contact details — and social handles — should be up and running soon.
David and Tim