Reuters hires Grover from Bloomberg Businessweek

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TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE

Ronald Grover, the longtime Los Angeles media reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek, has resigned to accept a position with Reuters.

Grover will become the Los Angeles bureau chief for Reuters. The change will be announced as soon as later Friday.

While Reuters has been hiring a number of big-name business journalists in the past year, this move is an important hire in that Reuters now has a deal for much of its Hollywood business coverage with The Wrap. Grover’s hiring means that the news service would become more aggressive in covering that beat.

Grover covers the media and entertainment industry for Bloomberg Businessweek in Los Angeles. Grover joined BusinessWeek’s Washington bureau in 1979, covering energy policy. From 1982 to 1986 he was BusinessWeek’s congressional correspondent.

He moved to Los Angeles in 1986 as a correspondent, covering entertainment, politics, and other business news.

Grover has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs including CNBC’s “Kudlow and Cramer,” “America Now,” and “Squawk Box,” as well as PBS’s “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.” Most recently, he appeared on CNBC’s “Kudlow and Cramer” discussing the “Hollywood Heist” cover story.

Grover holds an MBA from George Washington University and a master’s from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of “The Disney Touch.”