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Former Daily News biz editor, Bloomberg editor dies

May 1, 2006

John Sims, who was a former business editor at the New York Daily News and an editor at Bloomberg News in London, has died. He was 65.

An obituary in the Daily News on Monday noted, “During his career at UPI, he worked in Brussels, Beirut, Vienna and other capitals before coming towork for the wire service in New York. He wrote on topics ranging from the Vietnam War peace talks to ballet and Broadway musicals.

“At the Daily News, where he worked from 1980-89, he held a variety of positions, including assistant business editor, business editor, national editor and deputy managing editor/Sunday editor. Also, he reported from Rome for The News after the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II and later oversaw major stories such as the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.

“He worked from 1990 to 1993 as a writer for Money magazine and then became an editor in London for Bloomberg News, a job he held until his death.”

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