Word reaches our ears that financial news service Bloomberg is hiring Stephanie Flanders – the former BBC Economics Editor.
The news service is merging the Economics coverage of its research arm Bloomberg Intelligence with Bloomberg News. Staff were told today, two of them say. She will report to editor John Micklethwait and his deputy Reto Gregori.
Bloomberg and Ms Flanders confirmed the move to the BBC.
She said: “I've learned a huge amount at JPMorgan. But I've always wanted not just to understand the global economy, but to explain it to others. When Bloomberg's Editor in Chief asks you to help build and lead the most powerful engine of economic analysis and reporting in the world, you don't say no."