Company: Bloomberg L.P.
Location: New York, New York, United States
Matthew A. Winkler, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus at Bloomberg L.P., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in financial writing.
Combining his twin passions for journalism and business, Mr. Winkler has led a long and illustrious career in financial writing. He has always loved the news, dating back to his first job as a newspaper delivery boy at the age of 11, so his path seemed a natural choice, with a 1976 position as a reporter for the Mount Vernon News confirming his decision. He prepared for his endeavors by earning a Bachelor of Arts in history from Kenyon College in 1977, and by joining prominent organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations and The Economic Club of New York. He later returned to Kenyon College to complete a Doctor of Letters in 2000.
Mr. Winkler worked his way up in the field, becoming a public relations specialist at Ghrung Associates, a reporter and assistant editor for Bond Buyer, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, and a European financial correspondent for The Wall Street Journal Europe and The London Journal. He returned to The Wall Street Journal as a credit markets reporter and a securities industry reporter from 1987 to 1990, and joined Bloomberg News, part of Bloomberg L.P., as the editor-in-chief in 1990. He remained in that position until his retirement in 2015, at which point he accepted the distinguished title of editor-in-chief emeritus.
Throughout his career, Mr. Winkler has built a strong rapport with those in his professional circles. Some of his responsibilities have included interviewing newsmakers such as public figures, presidents, prime ministers, chief executive officers, and central bankers. In addition, he has helped teach the next generation at Brigham Young University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He also hired 4,000 journalists, more than any editor in the news business in the previous 25 years, authored “The Bloomberg Way: A Guide for Reporters and Editors” in 2014, and coauthored “Bloomberg by Bloomberg” in 1997. Another professional triumph was when the Securities and Exchange Commission banned the selective disclosure of corporate information. Their decision was prompted by Bloomberg News’ reporting of market manipulation in the 1990s and the Federal Reserve’s disclosure of unprecedented loans during the 2007-2008 financial crisis, occurring after the courts affirmed Bloomberg’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Central Bank.
In light of his achievements, Mr. Winkler received the Man of the Year Award for promoting diversity and female-focused initiatives from YWCA-NYC in 2013, a Lifetime Achievement Award from The City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism in 2012, an Award for Promoting Women from the National Council for Research on Women in 2010, and both an Emmy Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award for business and financial reporting from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2007. He was also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gerald Loeb Foundation and the New York Financial Writers’ Association for making a significant long-term contribution to financial journalism, as well as with inclusion in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World. The highlight of his career, however, was winning the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism.
When Mr. Winkler has spare time, he enjoys bicycling, skiing, tennis, philanthropy, and classical guitar.
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