Media Moves

Helyar leaving Bloomberg News

December 31, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

John Helyar, one of the co-authors of “Barbarians at the Gate,” is leaving Bloomberg News, where he worked in its Atlanta bureau as an editor at large.

The news comes as Bloomberg recently published a series of articles by Helyar on fraternities.

Barbarians at the GateHelyar previously worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, as a senior writer for Fortune, and as a senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.

Helyar has written ”The Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball” and co-authored “Barbarians at the Gate,” which was about the leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco and is considered one of the best business books of all time. It was turned into a movie and also appeared on best-seller lists for nine months.

Helyar, a Boston University graduate, is married to The Wall Street Journal’s Betsy Morris.

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