Is Bloomberg TV’s Hiring of Willow Bay a Sign of an ABC News-Bloomberg Deal?

Apr 22, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Is the short-term hiring of Willow Bay, the wife of Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger, a sign that there may be a brewing relationship between Bloomberg and Disney’s ABC News?

That’s the question the New York Times’ Decoder is wondering about.

Bloomberg TV hired Bay as a special correspondent to cover next week’s Milken Institute Global Conference, explaining that the company lacks a large presence in Los Angeles, where Bay lives. Bloomberg TV head of U.S. operations David Rhodes said, "we have relationships with a lot of different networks,” and added that Bay’s hiring was unrelated to that.

But a few ABC News reporters have recently appeared on Bloomberg, and, as earlier reported, the two companies had jointly tried to hire CNBC’s David Faber.

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