Matthew Winkler is editor-in-chief emeritus of Bloomberg News, the global news service he founded with Michael Bloomberg in 1990 when he joined the then eight-year-old financial information company Bloomberg L.P. He became a member of the Bloomberg L.P. board in 2006 and was editor-in-chief for the 25 years ending in February 2015.
Bloomberg News, which includes 2,300 editors and reporters in 150 bureaus in 73 countries serving print and broadcast media throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, produces more than 5,000 stories daily on the economy, companies, governments, financial and commodity markets as well the arts and sports. Winkler received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, the 2007 Gerald Loeb Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing “exceptional career achievements in business, financial and economic news writing,” the 2007 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences “Emmy” Lifetime Achievement Award for business and financial reporting, the National Council for Research on Women award in 2010 for promoting women and the YWCA-NYC Man of the Year award in 2013 for promoting diversity and female focused initiatives. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s ban on selective disclosure of corporate information, known as Reg FD, was prompted by Bloomberg News’ reporting of market manipulation in the 1990s and the Federal Reserve’s disclosure of unprecedented loans during the 2007-2008 financial crisis resulted after courts affirmed Bloomberg’s Freedom of Information Act suit against the central bank, for which it received a special citation from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Bloomberg News is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and received more than 600 awards, including: the Roy W. Howard for Public Service, George Polk, Gerald Loeb, Overseas Press Club, Sidney Hillman, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Society of Professional Journalists (Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York chapters) and Society of American Business Editors and Writers and National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Bloomberg News provides content to the weekly Bloomberg Businessweek and monthly Bloomberg Markets magazines; 475 publications in 65 countries; Bloomberg Television and Radio, a 24-hour network reaching more than 350 million households worldwide, Bloomberg.com and Businessweek.com.
Winkler is co-author of Bloomberg by Bloomberg (April 1997, John Wiley & Sons) and author of The Bloomberg Way: A Guide for Reporters and Editors, (2014, Wiley). His lectures at more than a dozen universities include the commencement address at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism (2010), Inaugural Lecture at the journalism school of SciencesPo (Paris 2013), the Woodrow Wilson School’s thematic lecture series at Princeton (2012) and business ethics seminars at Yale and Harvard. Between 1991 and 1994, he wrote the Capital Markets column for Forbes magazine. Between July 1980 and February 1990, Winkler was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and news services of parent Dow Jones & Co. in New York and in London. Winkler was a New York-based reporter and assistant editor at The Bond Buyer (1978-1980); and a reporter for the Ohio-based Mount Vernon News (1976-1977).
Born in New York City in 1955, Winkler is a graduate of Kenyon College (A.B. in history, honorary doctorate of Laws); trustee of Kenyon, The Kenyon Review; the business journalism program of the City University of New York; a director of the International Center for Journalists; member of the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists; International Women’s Media Foundation board; Knight-Bagehot Business Journalism Board at Columbia University.
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