Larry Roberts Leaves HuffPost for Bloomberg News

HuffPostLarryRoberts.jpgThe Huffington Post will apparently have to investigate the hiring of a new investigations editor, as Larry Roberts announced his resignation to become head of the Washington finance team at Bloomberg News, Silicon Alley Insider reported.

Roberts, who joined HuffPost in May after holding the same title at The Washington Post, told his staff in an email obtained by Silicon Alley Insider:

Folks: I want to let you know officially that I’ll be moving on. I’ve accepted an editing job with Bloomberg News, as leader of its Washington finance team covering the reform of the financial system.

I make this change with much excitement, but I will miss the extraordinary team at the Investigative Fund that has accomplished so much since we opened for business last fall. Your excellent investigative work on the financial crisis and health care, the elegant video documentaries, the fruitful forays into multimedia and citizen journalism — all that has quieted the skeptics about nonprofit journalism and exceeded my hopes for what could be done in the first year.

But now that the start-up is started up, it’s as good a time as any for me to make a change.

I know all of you will continue to make a great success out of this venture and your future careers. I will be watching and cheering from the sidelines — just a few blocks away.