The New York Post is reporting Friday that Allan Sloan, Newsweek’s Wall Street editor and one of, if not the best, top business journalists in the country today, is in talks to move to BusinessWeek.
If it happens, Sloan would be the third top business journalist to depart Newsweek in the past year. Charles Gasparino left for CNBC, and biz editor Adam Bryant is headed to the New York Times.
The Post’s Keith Kelly writes, “Sloan won’t comment. ‘I don’t tell anybody anything ever,’ he said. ‘No matter how many forms you ask the question, I’m not going to answer it.’
“A Newsweek insider, however, says, ‘I think they are pretty serious.’
“BW Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler declined to comment.
“Former GE chairman Jack Welch and wife Suzy are expanding their input to BW – from every other week to weekly – and getting anchored on the last page, facing the back cover, Adler said.”
See Kelly’s column here.
Sloan, who joined Newsweek in March 1995, is a six-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award, business journalismâ€™s highest honor. In 2001, he received the Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award for business and financial journalism, which gives him Loebs in four different categories in four different decades for four different employers. He also won the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 2001, and he had previously won the John Hancock Award for excellence in business and financial journalism.
Before joining Newsweek, Sloan was a columnist at Newsday, where his column was syndicated nationally to newspapers including the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Dallas Morning News, the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Arizona Republic and the Denver Post. From 1984 to 1988 he was a senior editor for Forbes magazine. Prior to that, he was a staff writer for Money magazine (1982-84), an associate editor for Forbes (1979-81) and a business reporter for the Detroit Free Press (1972-78).