OLD Media Moves

Changes in Bloomberg's DC bureau

February 4, 2010

Michael Calderone of Politico reports that Bloomberg‘s executive Washington editor Al Hunt is expected to step away from much of the bureau’s day-to-day management, with bureau chief Mike Tackett taking on an expanded role.

Calderone writes, “Under the new arrangement, Tackett will run government and politics coverage, with Hunt splitting his time between the print side, the television show — which he launched in 2006 — and other projects. Given Bloomberg’s mantra of transparency, and a trading floor-style office set-up, both Hunt and Tackett work at desks among the rank-and-file, so the management shift won’t lead to anyone giving up the corner office.

“It’s likely that Tackett — who joined from Tribune in 2008 — will have greater daily contact with hard-charging editor-in-chief Matt Winkler and top Bloomberg executives in New York, renowned among staffers for maintaining a strict enforcement the company-wide style known as ‘The Bloomberg Way.’

“Hunt and Tackett declined to comment. A Bloomberg spokesperson did not return a request for comment.”

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