OLD Media Moves

Bloomberg reporter leaves for Business Insider

March 15, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Ashley Lutz, who covers retailers for Bloomberg News in New York, has resigned to accept a position with Business Insider.

The move is surprising to her colleagues in the Bloomberg newsroom because it is such a larger and more prestigious news organization than Business Insider.

“She’s going to be a writer for our main page, writing on a wide range of topics, including retail which she’s been covering at Bloomberg,” said Jessica Liebman, the Business Insider managing editor, in an e-mail to Talking Biz News.

Lutz was the inaugural recipient of the Mark Pittman Investigative Reporting internship at Bloomberg during the summer of 2010 and split her time with the project and investigations and real estate teams. Pittman was the Bloomberg News reporter who led its lawsuit against the Federal Reserve to disclose what Wall Street firms and banks it helped during the recent economic crisis. He died in 2009.

The Ohio University graduate covered business and enterprise stories for The Columbus Dispatch and oversaw a staff of 150 as editor-in-chief of The Post, Ohio University’s daily student newspaper.

Bloomberg has hired 126 of its interns for full-time positions since 2006, including 72 in the United States.  It hired 21 interns who worked in the news operations during the summer of 2010, and those interns now work around the world for Bloomberg in offices such as London, Mumbai, Tokyo, New Delhi, Moscow and Hong Kong.

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