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Bloomberg News Drops Longtime Editor William Ahearn

Bloomberg News has fired its veteran financial editor and newsroom manager, William Ahearn. JimRomenesko.com first reported Ahearn’s dismissal Wednesday.

As the site mentions, Ahearn was editor at Bloomberg, charged with overseeing senior writer A. Craig Copetas, who was based in Paris. Ahearn supervised Copetas’  investigative pieces involving torture and fiscal corruption in the United Arab Emirates. Copetas was also recently fired.

“This is a crime.  Been stewing about this since Thursday and getting madder by the hour,” former Bloomberg staffer Wes Richards tells FishbowlNY. ”Not a whole lot of Bloomberg radio folks know him well.  But Bill and I go back more than 40 years and this is one fine guy, not to mention a fine writer, an excellent administrator, and a star quality editor.”

Ahearn, who worked at Bloomberg’s “World Headquarters” on Lexington Avenue for a dozen years, previously had a three-decade career as executive editor at the Associated Press.  

According to his LinkedIn page, Ahearn graduated from the University in Bridgeport in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science in journalism.

There’s been no reason given for Ahearn’s exit.

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