Bloomberg News journalist Katrina Brooker joins LinkedIn as senior editor
Brooke joins LinkedIn’s editorial team on the heels of the global expansion of the publishing platform to German and Portuguese speaking members earlier this year
Mountain View, Calif. – December 3, 2015 —
LinkedIn announced today the expansion of its global editorial team with the hire of veteran journalist Katrina Brooker. She joins from Bloomberg News and will serve as a senior editor focusing on in-depth features and profiles related to the business and professional landscape, effective Monday, December 7th.
Brooker joins LinkedIn’s editorial team on the heels of the global expansion of the publishing platform to German and Portuguese speaking members earlier this year. The team is led by Executive Editor Daniel Roth and is focused on making LinkedIn the definitive publishing platform for professionals through their work with Influencers – around 500 of the top business luminaries like Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Mary Barra, Oprah and Jack Welch – who blog on LinkedIn, as well as by surfacing top content published by members, who are currently delivering more than 130,000 posts per week.
“I’ve never met a reporter who can get people to open up like Katrina can,” says Roth. “Her experience writing features on newsmakers in far-flung industries — finance, tech, sports and beyond — will further cement LinkedIn as the top destination for professionals to read and share news and insights across the globe.”
The LinkedIn editorial team is currently comprised of journalists from publications including the Associated Press, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Wired, among other top news organizations.
About Katrina Brooker:
With an extensive career ranging over 15 years in media, Brooker began her career at Forbes and has written for many esteemed publications including Fortune, Conde Nast Portfolio and The New York Times, among others. Most recently, Brooker served as a senior writer at Bloomberg News where she wrote profiles on many of the most powerful figures and companies today, including Bill Ackman, Goldman Sachs and Google. Brooker graduated from Yale University and is a native New Yorker.