Charlie Rose To Join BusinessWeek

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg L.P. today announced that Emmy® award winning journalist Charlie Rose will join BusinessWeek as a columnist upon completion of its previously announced acquisition of BusinessWeek.

Rose, 67, is known as one of the greatest interviewers in America. His BusinessWeek column will showcase smart conversations with the best thinkers, CEOs, politicians and other newsmakers. Each week, Rose will offer insights into and takeaways from those who impact and drive the global business and financial markets. He will continue as host and executive producer of CHARLIE ROSE, his nightly television program on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), as well as remain a contributing correspondent for 60 MINUTES. The BLOOMBERG TELEVISION® network rebroadcasts CHARLIE ROSE to 240 million households globally.

Bloomberg Chief Content Officer Norman Pearlstine, who will serve as BusinessWeek's chairman, said, "Charlie Rose is a legendary journalist who has interviewed virtually every important player in the world of business and finance. No one is more adept at engaging influential leaders in thoughtful and meaningful conversation and we are delighted to bring his talent to BusinessWeek."

Rose said, "I am excited, inspired and honored to join BusinessWeek as it becomes part of the Bloomberg family. It offers me an opportunity to work with Norm and the new team at BusinessWeek as we engage the ideas and people that impact our life and work. This relationship makes new possibilities for me in the global conversation."

Since 1991, Charlie Rose has done more in-depth interviews with Nobel Laureates, and extraordinary men and women of business, politics, science, technology, art, sports, literature and entertainment than any other program in the world. His ability to curate intelligent conversations has made his table the place to be when global leaders want to reach smart audiences.

During his vast career, Rose has held numerous positions in journalism, including executive producer of BILL MOYERS JOURNAL, correspondent for NBC News, anchor of CBS NEWS NIGHTWATCH, and correspondent for 60 MINUTES II. He graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in History and a J.D. from the School of Law. He has received numerous journalistic awards and honorary degrees.

Bloomberg announced its purchase of BusinessWeek on October 13. The acquisition is expected to close tomorrow, December 1, and Rose's first column is set to appear in the issue dated December 21, 2009.

About BusinessWeek

BusinessWeek is a global source of essential business insight that inspires leaders to turn ideas into action. Through content, context and collaboration, BusinessWeek moderates global conversations and moves business professionals forward. Founded in 1929 and published by the McGraw-Hill Companies, BusinessWeek magazine is the market leader, with more than 4.7 million readers each week in 140 countries.

About Bloomberg

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