Published On: Sun, Jan 11th, 2015

Michael Bloomberg Drops Laurie Hays

Laurie Hays

As Michael Bloomberg returns to the news agency that bears his name, there is a shake up in the newsroom leadership with the announcement that Laurie Hays, who was considered to be the potential successor to Matthew Winkler as editor-in-chief, is leaving. Reuters reports that Hays is departing under “amicable circumstances, ” as written in a staff memo. Michael Bloomberg commented, “We thank her for her leadership and for all she has done. We will miss her and we wish her well in her future endeavors.”

Hays joined Bloomberg in 2008 after 23 years at the Wall Street Journal. At Bloomberg, she was the supervisor of 1, 100 reporters and editors. Michael Bloomberg also said that in December he is going to hire Economist editor-in-chief John Micklethwait to fill Winkler’s position.

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