Former TheStreet.com editor Hall to join The Blaze as managing editor

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TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE

Glenn Hall, who was ousted as editor in chief of TheStreet.com earlier this year, has been named managing editor of The Blaze.

In his new role, Hall will oversee the day to day management and long term editorial planning of TheBlaze.com‘s editors and writers. He starts July 11. Scott Baker is continuing in his role as editor in chief.

In an e-mail to Talking Biz News, Hall said, “Thus begins a new chapter in my career as I take my digital entrepreneurship and journalistic experience to a broader area of coverage at one of the fastest growing new media businesses in America.

“It’s an exciting opportunity as The Blaze prepares to ramp up its original content and establish itself as a media force in the upcoming presidential election. We also will be building out our business coverage with a new approach to covering the economy, markets and companies. “

The site is owned by Mercury Radio Arts, which was founded by radio and TV personality Glenn Beck.

Hall was ousted from TheStreet.com in March. He had joined the financial news site in June 2008 after working for the Orange County Register as its business editor and was later its deputy editor for innovation.

He previously spent a decade at Bloomberg News, where he held positions such as government team leader and Amsterdam bureau chief.

Hall is also a board member of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and a judge of the Gerald Loeb Awards for the past seven years.