Published On: Wed, Dec 10th, 2014

Bloomberg Editor Matthew Winkler Kicked Upstairs as former Mayor Returns to Old Job

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There is a change of the guard at Bloomberg after the iconic founder of the company and former NY city Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, says he is going to return at the helm of the news service. Matthew Winkler, who has been editor at Bloomberg for 25 is stepping aside for John Micklethwait, who was chief editor at the Economist, according to Business Insider.

Winkler will serve as the editor-in-chief emeritus at Bloomberg and will work closely with Michael Bloomberg as he returns to the business news service that bears his name. “Hiring Matt Winkler 25 years ago was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, ” said Bloomberg. “His experience will be enormously beneficial to me as I re-assume full time leadership of the company. There is no one better qualified to build on Matt’s legacy than Micklethwait.”

Micklethwait was business editor of the Economist, and prior to working at the publication, he was a banker at Chase Manhattan between 1985 and 1987

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