Bloomberg names two new executive editors, will launch editorial page

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David Shipley and James P. Rubin will join Bloomberg News as executive editors starting in January, editor in chief Matthew Winkler announced Wednesday.

Shipley, deputy editorial page editor and op-ed editor of The New York Times, and Rubin, former U.S. Department of State assistant secretary, will lead a new editorial page called the Bloomberg View which will publish columns and commentary across all Bloomberg platforms.

Rubin will oversee editorial issues in Central and South America, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, and Shipley will maintain oversight of the U.S. and Canada. Both will report directly to Winkler.

“David Shipley and Jamie Rubin bring incomparable experience and skill to the mandate of developing the Bloomberg View consistent with the values and beliefs of our global company and its internationally-minded founder, Michael R. Bloomberg,” Winkler said in a statement.  ”David and Jamie have no peers as an editorial duo addressing the most important issues with a pragmatic sensibility that embraces the diverse challenges of the world.”

“I look forward to joining Bloomberg at a time when rational thought and commentary in the media is needed now more than ever before,” Rubin said in a statement. “There is an urgent need for ideology-free, empirically-based editorial positions about the pressing issues of our time, and we plan to deliver them.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining Bloomberg to work on its growing opinion report,” Shipley said in a statement. “The company has a special vision for journalism, commentary and for its own editorial voice. I’m eager to get started.”