Bloomberg Steals Politico’s Asst. Managing Editor Jeanne Cummings

Politico Assistant Managing Editor Jeanne Cummings is leaving the publication for Bloomberg. Her colleague Ken Vogel announced the news on Twitter. He wrote, “No! Jeanne Cummings, a mentor & original @Politico reporter, is headed to Bloomberg as an enterprise editor. Big get for them & loss for us.”

Politico recruited Cummings from WSJ in 2007.

UPDATE: See Bloomberg’s announcement after the jump…

Jeanne Cummings to Join Bloomberg News

Washington – Jeanne Cummings, assistant managing editor at Politico and former White House correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, will be joining the government team at Bloomberg News, where she will help direct the largest team in the Washington Bureau as deputy team leader. She will focus on enterprise reporting, coverage of the 2012 campaign and money and politics.

“Jeanne’s skill as a reporter and her capacity as an editor and leader will give us great additional firepower,” said Albert R. Hunt, Executive Editor/Washington. “We are thrilled that Jeanne will be joining Bloomberg as we continue to expand our Washington reporting operation.”

Jeanne’s work has ranged from documenting the rise of well-financed independent political organizations to breaking news stories, including her 2008 scoop about the RNC buying clothes for vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

At the Wall Street Journal, she won the 2000 Aldo Beckman Memorial Award, the highest honor for daily White House correspondents, for her coverage of the Clinton Administration. She also earned a journalism award at the Journal for her part in covering the Enron scandal and its connections to the Bush Administration.

Before the Journal, Cummings worked for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In 1997, she won a National Press Club award for groundbreaking coverage of the House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s complex financial and political support network and the House ethics investigation of it.