Matthew Winkler Editor-In-Chief of Bloomberg News
Matthew Winkler is editor-in-chief 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.
Bloomberg News, which includes 1,900 editors and reporters in more than 150 bureaus 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 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 and the 2003 New York Financial Writers’ Association Elliott V. Bell Award for making a “significant long-term contribution to the advancement of financial journalism.” He received the National Council for Research on Women award in 2010 for promoting women. 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 requests to the central bank.
Bloomberg News is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and received more than 500 awards, including: the Roy W. Howard for Public Service, George Polk, Gerald Loeb, Overseas Press Club, Sidney Hillman, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Society of Professional Journalists (Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York chapters) and Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Bloomberg News provides content to the weekly Bloomberg Businessweek and monthly Bloomberg Markets magazines; 440 publications in 65 countries; Bloomberg Television and Radio, a 24-hour network reaching more than 340 million households worldwide.
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, (Wiley). 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 and The Kenyon Review; trustee of the business journalism program of the City University of New York; director of the International Center for Journalists; member of the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists; the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York board and the International Women’s Media Foundation board; chairman, board of Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program at Columbia University; member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia College.