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Editor-in-Chief Emeritus and Co-Founder of Bloomberg News
Matthew Winkler is Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Bloomberg News, the global news service he founded with Michael Bloomberg in 1990 when he joined the then eight-year-old financial information company Bloomberg L.P. He became a member of the Bloomberg L.P. board in 2006, interviews global newsmakers and writes about markets for Bloomberg View.
Mr. Winkler received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, the 2007 Gerald Loeb Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing ``exceptional career achievements in business, financial and economic news writing,’’ the 2007 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences ``Emmy'' Lifetime Achievement Award for business and financial reporting, the National Council for Research on Women award in 2010 for promoting women and the YWCA-NYC Man of the Year award in 2013 for promoting diversity and female focused initiatives. Bloomberg News under Winkler's leadership received more than 800 awards.
Mr. Winkler is co-author of Bloomberg by Bloomberg (April 1997, John Wiley & Sons) and author of The Bloomberg Way: A Guide for Reporters and Editors, (2014, Wiley). His lectures at more than a dozen universities include the commencement address at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism (2010), Inaugural Lecture at the journalism school of SciencesPo (Paris 2013) and the Woodrow Wilson School's thematic lecture series at Princeton (2012). Between 1991 and 1994, he wrote the “Capital Markets” column for Forbes magazine. Between July 1980 and February 1990, Mr. Winkler was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and news services of parent Dow Jones & Co. in New York and in London. Mr. Winkler was a New York-based reporter and assistant editor at The Bond Buyer (1978-1980); and a reporter for the Ohio-based Mount Vernon News (1976-1977).
Born in New York City in 1955, Mr. Winkler is a graduate of Kenyon College (A.B. in history, honorary doctorate of Laws); trustee of Kenyon and The Kenyon Review; member of the boards of the International Center for Journalists, Committee to Protect Journalists; International Women's Media Foundation, Columbia Journalism Review, Knight-Bagehot Advisors at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, Africa Leadership Initiative/Bloomberg Media Initiative.