Winski, Bloomberg ME, leaves company

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Joe Winski, a longtime top editor at Bloomberg News, has left the organization.

Winski, who joined Bloomberg in 1994, has updated his LinkedIn profile to denote that he is a “former managing editor.” His profile on the Bloomberg terminal now gives the same title.

Winski did not immediately return a message. A Bloomberg representative confirmed his departure.

Winski had served as bureau chief for Bloomberg News in Chicago, Washington and Tokyo and as managing editor for company news in the Americas and for regulation. A year ago, he became managing editor for reporting on government contracts. He was also managing editor of the Americas for Bloomberg.

In 2006, Al Hunt of Bloomberg wrote, “Joe Winski has been the glue that holds this bureau together, the resident expert on the Bloomberg way, a superb editor with terrific judgment.”

In the early 1990s while working for Advertising Age, Winski successfully fought a multimillion-dollar libel suit brought by former Jovan perfume chief Richard E. Meyer after he wrote a story critical of his departure from the company that was based on court records.