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Greg Baumann Joins TVWeek As Editor

Mar 13, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Mr. Baumann comes to TVWeek from Bloomberg News, where he had been the Los Angeles bureau chief since 2002. Aside from those duties, Mr. Baumann helped run Bloomberg’s media coverage, coordinating reporters on some of the biggest media stories in the industry, including television news.

“What Greg brings to the table is both an extensive knowledge of where our industry has been plus an almost intuitive grasp of the importance of content and content delivery as we move forward,” said Chuck Ross, TelevisionWeek publisher and editorial director, to whom Mr. Baumann will report. “He understands the traditional parts of the TV business, be it broadcast or cable or satellite or syndication, and has a great command of our digital future and the new platforms that are becoming so much a part of that future,” Mr. Ross said.

Casting his analytic eye on the television industry, Mr. Baumann said, “It’s the perfect time to be diving in. The changes in the TV industry and the media business create great opportunities for TelevisionWeek to set the news agenda.”

Prior to his post at Bloomberg’s Los Angeles bureau, Mr. Baumann was a legal editor for Bloomberg in San Francisco and Washington.

Before that he was the assistant managing editor for Legal Times in Washington, where he edited reporters covering federal courts and the Clinton impeachment. The Daily Record in Maryland gave Mr. Baumann his first writing job in journalism after he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and received a law degree from the National Law Center at George Washington University. He is a member of the California State Bar.