The Bloomberg Media Group, which includs Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, has named Justin Smith CEO.
Smith joins Bloomberg from Atlantic Media, where he was president from 2010-2013. Atlantic Media includes The Atlantic magazine, National Journal and Quartz. Smith officially joins Bloomberg September 16, and will report to Bloomberg LP CEO Dan Doctoroff.
With the addition of Smith, Andrew Lack has been named chairman of Bloomberg Media. Lack, the former president of NBC News, has served as CEO of Bloomberg Media since 2008.
“Throughout Bloomberg’s history, we’ve been defined by our ability to disrupt markets, our willingness to invest when others don’t, and our constant focus on innovation,” said Doctoroff in a statement. “Justin Smith has an exceptional track record in each of these areas. His deep understanding of the media and vision for its future makes him an ideal fit at Bloomberg as we continue to transform and expand our media businesses worldwide.”