Lawrence Roberts Resigns From The Huffington Post For Bloomberg News

lawrence_roberts_3.24.10.jpgLawrence Roberts, the Huffington Post Investigative Fund executive editor poached from the Washington Post in May of last year, has announced his resignation. He will now cover financial reform for Bloomberg News.

Robert’s farewell note to his colleagues, via Gawker, appears after the jump.


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 startup 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.
With deepest respect and affection,
Larry