Bloomberg TV’s star anchor Stephanie Ruhle is leaving for MSNBC where she’ll be a daytime anchor.
TVNewser first reportedthe news.
Ruhle is the anchor of Bloomberg TV’s morning show “Bloomberg <GO>.”
She sent a memo to the staff informing them of her departure, a copy of which has been obtained by Business Insider:
To my beloved Bloomberglers,
…Right around 5 years ago today, I was working at Deutsche Bank trying to convince hedge funds that structured credit derivatives were a brilliant investment tool……. Right around 4 years ago today, I got bit by the news bug reporting on how JPMorgan’s “London Whale” lost billions of dollars misusing structured credit derivatives… Right around 3 years ago today, with the Russia-Ukraine conflict intensifying, I tried desperately NOT to go into labor on-air as Garry Kasparov told Erik Schatzker and me that Putin was the most dangerous gangster on Earth. Soon after, the world welcomed Pope Francis, who will likely be the most socially and economically impactful Pope in history. (and that baby is on her way to becoming the second most dangerous gangster on Earth)…. Right around 2 years ago today, Janet Yellen caused the markets to tumble by specifying rates would be raised in about 6 months (which turned out to be 2.5 years)… Right around 1 year ago today, the NASDAQ rose to 5000 for the first time in 15 years, just as I was sinking to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean with about 100 hammer head sharks, a documentary film crew and (lucky me) Adrian Grenier…. And over the past year, with important input from Justin Smith, we began sowing the seeds, recruiting David Westin, designing and building a spectacular set and production team to create our flagship Bloomberg <GO>. And (finally) under Al Mayers and John Micklethwait, we began integrating a truly global Bloomberg News and Media platform.I am so fortunate to have been sitting shotgun for this ride and so it is bittersweet for me to share the news that I am leaving Bloomberg – but doing so with deep gratitude and tremendous pride.Thank you for taking a chance on me. Besides decades of watching a whole lot of it, I knew almost nothing about TV before joining Bloomberg. After 4.5 years of wrangling, coaching, scolding and teaching, hopefully Dan Arnall, Ted Fine, Matt Levine & Otis Biladeau believe the reward outweighed the risk. Fingers crossed, I leave “Bloomberg University” without too many demerits for bad behavior.My dearest friend Erik Schatzker taught me to set the highest standards and the importance of maintaining them. And on those occasions when I did get my clock cleaned, Matt Miller reminded me that tomorrow that same clock resets.While Bloomberg is built on hard data and analytics, under Laura Chapman and Adrienne Toscano, I’ve learned the “art” of booking. Fortunately the hair and makeup “artistry” of Maureen Pedala and Marion Neagoe have spackled and super glued me out of pajamas and into TV presenter daily. That is NO small task.My favorite lesson comes from Kevin Sheekey & Peter Grauer, from whom I’ve learned BLOOMBERG can do ANYTHING. From Davos to Haiti, with Kanye West, Donald Trump and Stan Druckenmiller in-between, Bloomberg has taught me what devotion to integrity and hard work can achieve.I sincerely hope Kelly Belknap, Brooke Clemency & Jackie Lopez laughed more than they cried. And while they didn’t get to sleep much, they definitely got to LIVE large (sorry Arianna Huffington).I am so proud of what we built in Bloomberg <GO> and wish David Westin, Jonathan Ferro and Matt Saal continued success on this special show.I do not take for granted that almost every premier guest that has joined us this year, without fail has said “I really like BloombergTV, but I’d really LOVE to see Mike Bloomberg to be our next President.”It’s been an honor to work in and cover the financial markets for the last 19 years of my life and to learn from and work for the absolute best here at Bloomberg. If asked who my dream interview would be, not many journalists would say- my boss. But I sure can. Thank you Mike. Thank you Bloomberg Media. I didn’t just get to cover business, I have had the elite opportunity to work for the BEST in BUSINESS.Learn, Love and Live The Bloomberg Way (courtesy of Matt Winkler)-Best,sPS…Christine Harper & Jackie Kelley ARE THE ABSOLUTE BEST AT EVERYTHING THEY DO. #girlpower
She joined Bloomberg Television as a correspondent in October 2011. Before that, she had been a managing director at Deutsche Bank.
She started her career in finance in 1997 with Credit Suisse First Boston. At CSFB she served as a vice president and was the highest producing credit derivatives salesperson in the U.S. After a six year stint at Credit Suisse, Ruhle moved to Deutsche Bank where she worked as managing director in structured credit sales within the fixed-income division.
Throughout her career, she’s focused on helping other women succeed. Ruhle started the women’s networking program for global markets at Deutsche Bank. She served as the co-captain for non-target school recruiting. She also co-chaired the Women on Wall Street (WOWS) steering committee. Ruhle used to serve on the corporate councils of I-Mentor and The White House Project, a not-for-profit that focuses on advancing women in business, government and media. She’s currently on the board of Girl Inc. of NYC.
Ruhle, a native of New Jersey, earned her bachelor’s degree in international business from Lehigh University. During college, she spent two years studying in Guatemala, Italy and Kenya.
She currently resides in Manhattan with her husband Andy – who she met while working at Credit Suisse – and their three children.