NEW YORK — Bloomberg View today announced that Timothy L. O’Brien has been named to the new position of Publisher. O’Brien is former Executive Editor of The Huffington Post and will oversee the promotion of View content worldwide, extending the View brand in global media markets and assisting its continued growth as an influential forum on the Web.
“Tim is an outstanding addition to our team: he’s an innovator with extraordinary skills as a journalist and as a promoter of journalism,” said David Shipley, Executive Editor of Bloomberg View. “We’ve spent the last two years establishing View as a vital hub for thoughtful opinion and analysis. Tim will help us engage even more readers around the globe.”
As publisher, O’Brien will forge strategic partnerships to introduce View to more readers in the U.S. and around the world, building on View’s brand of thoughtful, solution-oriented opinion. He will further leverage the resources of Bloomberg LP to enhance View’s brand.
At The Huffington Post, O’Brien helped oversee a newsroom of more than 400 editors and reporters. He edited and oversaw a ten-part series about wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan for which The Huffington Post won a 2012 Pulitzer Prize.
O’Brien oversaw the Sunday Business section of The New York Times from 2006 to 2010. He also helped oversee the team which produced “The Reckoning,” a series that examined the roots of the 2008 financial crisis and which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and Loeb Award winner. O’Brien was previously a staff writer for the paper. While at the Times, he won a Loeb Award for Distinguished Business Journalism in 1999. He previously worked for The Wall Street Journal, Talk magazine and National Geographic.
O’Brien is currently writing a series of historical thrillers for Random House that is set in the post-Civil War era. The first of these novels, “The Lincoln Conspiracy,” a tale of murder and intrigue in post-Civil War Washington, was published in 2012. He is also the author of “TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald,” and “Bad Bet: The Inside Story of the Glamour, Glitz, and Danger of America’s Gambling Industry.”
O’Brien has a B.A. cum laude in literature from Georgetown University, an M.A. in U.S. History from Columbia University, an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University, and an MBA from Columbia University. He has lived and worked in Europe, South America and Asia.
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