Bloomberg Media Group said it has hired Joe Weisenthal as managing editor of Bloomberg.com’s markets and finance coverage and host of a daily markets show on Bloomberg Television. He had been executive editor at Business Insider, where he’s worked since 2008.
He is the latest of several new hires at Bloomberg Media under CEO Justin Smith and will lead the editorial development of markets and finance coverage across Bloomberg’s digital brands, the company said. He starts Nov. 10 in New York City.
Weisenthal will report to Bloomberg Digital Editor Joshua Topolsky (who joined in August) and to Claudia Milne, Head of U.S. Live TV.
Earlier in his career Weisenthal was a correspondent for paidContent.org and an editor at Dealbreaker.com. He co-founded the markets blog TheStalwart.com and was previously a writer and analyst for TechDirt.com. He began his career as an analyst for Prentiss Smith & Co.