Al Hunt Leaves ‘WSJ’ for Bloomberg

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By: E&P Staff

After 39 at The Wall Street Journal, Al Hunt is leaving the newspaper to join Bloomberg News.

He’ll take the post of managing editor for government reporting, according to memo from Matt Winkler, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, posted today at the Poynter Institute’s Romenesko site.

Hunt, a fixture of political talk shows, is currently the Journal’s Washington-based executive editor.

In another Bloomberg staff move, Rich Jaroslovsky has been named the news service’s managing editor for government and economy in the Americas. Also a Journal vet, he served as the paper’s White House correspondent during the Reagan administration and the first managing editor of WSJ.com before joining Bloomberg earlier this year as an editor-at-large.

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