BusinessWeek Brings on Charlie Rose as Columnist

By Andrew Gauthier 


The new BusinessWeek will feature a new columnist: PBS talk show host Charlie Rose will be joining the magazine, which officially becomes the property of Bloomberg LP on Dec. 1.

The weekly column, which will debut in the Dec. 21 issue of the magazine, is being promoted almost as an extension of Mr. Rose’s nightly show. It “will showcase smart conversations with the best thinkers, CEOs, politicians and other newsmakers,” according to a Monday statement from Bloomberg.

Mr. Rose won’t have much competition in the category of celebrity columnists writing for the weekly. Longtime contributors to the magazine, Jack and Suzy Welch, recently announced they were moving on, and CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo will also disappear from the magazine’s pages following the transition.

Approximately 100 BusinessWeek staffers have lost their jobs as Bloomberg has taken control of the property in recent weeks. More…