Bloomberg Signs Willow Bay to Cover Conference

By Andrew Gauthier 

The New York Times

Bloomberg Television has signed Willow Bay, the former CNN business anchor, as a special correspondent for next week’s Milken Institute Global Conference.

The short-term hiring of Ms. Bay, the wife of the Disney chief executive Robert A. Iger, is bound to renew speculation about a potential pairing between Bloomberg and Disney’s ABC News division. A partnership of some sort has been the subject of widespread speculation in the television news business recently.

David Rhodes, the head of U.S. TV operations for Bloomberg, noted in an interview Wednesday, that “we have relationships with a lot of different networks,” and said Ms. Bay’s stint on the business news channel was unrelated to that. More…