Longtime business journalist Aaron Kessler has been hired by Bloomberg Industry Group to spearhead an investigative unit that crosses over its industry groups such as Bloomberg Environment and Bloomberg Government.
He will lead an expansion of data science/analysis for investigative projects and other enterprise efforts throughout the newsroom, tackling a range of subjects at the intersection of federal agencies, Capitol Hill and the business world.
He most recently has been at CNN for the past three years as a senior producer on the politics team.
Kessler previously covered the auto industry and regulation for The New York Times and worked on the national investigative team at the Scripps Washington Bureau.
Kessler has also been a staff writer for 100Reporters, a nonprofit journalism organization based in Washington, and he worked at the Detroit Free-Press in its Washington bureau focused on autos.
He previously worked at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune covering the housing market. Kessler was honored by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and UCLA’s Gerald Loeb business awards for his extensive investigation of tainted Chinese drywall, tracking its shipment into the United States and its spread across the country.