Longtime Bloomberg News staffer Christine Harper has been named editor in chief of Bloomberg Markets, a company spokesman confirmed to Talking Biz News.
She replaces Joel Weber, who is becoming editor in chief of Bloomberg Businessweek, and is the first female editor of the magazine.
Harper is currently also collaborating with former Federal Reserve Board chairman Paul Volcker on his memoir.
Bloomberg Markets is published six times a year and is distributed to subscribers of the Bloomberg terminal. It publishes articles on the people and issues related to global financial markets.
Harper has been executive editor of global finance coverage at Bloomberg since April 2015. She was a managing editor for finance coverage before that. Bloomberg editor in chief John Micklethwait said in an email to the staff on Thursday that he plans to announce a replacement for Harper soon.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Harper has also been Bloomberg’s chief financial correspondent and a reporter in London covering media/telecom/technology companies, corporate debt and investment banking. She joined Bloomberg in February 1998.
She previously worked for Dow Jones Newswires in Brussels and covered foreign exchange and Treasury bonds.