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Bloomberg TV announced two new hires today: Justin Dial, who will be head of U.S. newsgathering, and Wendy Brundige, who will be West Coast bureau chief. Dial and Brundige join Bloomberg from CNN and ABC News, respectively.
Dial was senior producer for “American Morning” at CNN. He will be tasked with managing Bloomberg’s domestic newsgathering and field reporting, including coverage of the 2012 election, from the network’s global headquarters in New York City.
Brundige has been with ABC News for seven years, most recently as the Seattle bureau producer for breaking news. In her new role, she will oversee content and production from “Bloomberg West,” the 6 p.m.ET show anchored by Emily Chang and Cory Johnson from San Francisco.
Read the full release from Bloomberg after the jump.
BLOOMBERG TELEVISION NAMES KEY APPOINTMENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK
New York, October 13, 2011–Bloomberg Television named two key appointments this week, with Wendy Brundige joining as West Coast Bureau Chief and Justin Dial joining in New York as head of U.S. newsgathering, announced Andrew Morse, head of Bloomberg TV in the U.S.
Brundige, who will be based in San Francisco and joins Bloomberg from ABC News, will oversee editorial content and production for “Bloomberg West,” the daily program hosted by Emily Chang and Cory Johnson from the network’s new studios on the Embarcadero. Brundige will also be responsible for Bloomberg TV’s expanding coverage of Silicon Valley and West Coast-based new media, entertainment and technology companies.
Dial, who joins Bloomberg from CNN, will manage Bloomberg Television’s newsgathering and field reporting in the U.S. from the network’s global headquarters in New York. Dial, who covered politics across all CNN networks and shows, will contribute to Bloomberg’s coverage of the 2012 “The Economy Election,” which includes the new series, “Where the Jobs Are” tracking economic opportunities in key states and sectors across America.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Wendy and Justin to the Bloomberg team,” said Morse.
“Their experience and expertise will be invaluable as we pursue our goal of becoming the most influential business and financial news network in the world.”
Wendy Brundige served at ABC News for more than seven years, most recently as the network’s Seattle bureau producer responsible for covering breaking news in the Western U.S. for all ABC News platforms. She reported on the death of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs in addition to stories on the economy, energy prices and the impact of the recession on small business. While at ABC, she served as a producer for “Good Morning America” and “World News,” among other roles.
Justin Dial joins Bloomberg from CNN, where he most recently served as a senior producer for CNN’s “American Morning.” Dial served as a field producer for CNN across the US. He also covered breaking news in locations throughout the Middle East, Afghanistan and Haiti and was involved in coverage of the Iraq war while based in Doha, Qatar. Previously, Dial served as the news manager for CNN’s national desk in Atlanta and as an assignment editor at NBC News.