Per a memo today from Bloomberg News editor in chief John Micklethwait, a number of senior moves and appointments have been made. Two involve the position of Asia regional manager.
Taking over on that front in June for David Merritt will be Otis Bilodeau, previously deputy editor of Bloomberg Businessweek. At that time, Merritt will shift from Hong Kong to the London bureau. Meanwhile, back at Bloomberg New York HQ, Jim Aley and Howard Chua-Eoan are succeeding Bilodeau as co-deputy editors of Bloomberg Businessweek, which is due for a full redesign in June. From the memo:
As David settles in in London, we’ve asked him to work with Jon Moore and lead the collaboration efforts to integrate Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) into our broader organization. Both David and Otis will be senior executive editors and report to [deputy editor in chief] Reto [Gregori] and me. …
Howard [Chua-Eoan] joined us in 2014 after three decades at Time magazine and manages the front of the book. Jim [Aley] came from Fortune in 2009 and oversees features. Both will continue to run their sections in addition to their new deputy duties.
Also announced in the memo. Deals reporter Ed Hammond is now senior deals reporter, working alongside the scoop-tastic Alex Sherman, while Aaron Kirchfeld, based in London, has been promoted to executive editor for Global Deals, reporting to Dan Hauck. Congrats to all.
By the way, for the April 24-30 “Showbiz Issue,” which features the three different covers pictured above, the sub-headline for editor Megan Murphy’s Q&A with Robert De Niro and business partner Jane Rosenthal is, “You talkin’ to us?” A reference that truly never gets old.