St. Petersburg Times loses Pulitzer-winner

Investigative reporter Sydney Freedberg, who has been with the St. Petersburg Times since 1998 and has shared in four Pulitzer Prizes, is leaving the Poynter-owned paper to join a Miami-based Bloomberg News investigative unit, reports Peter Schorsch. The memo announcing her departure says:

At the Times she did what great reporters do: she followed the money, and along the way seemed to annoy the likes of Jeb Bush, Ash Williams and Tallahassee lobbyists who seemed confounded by her persistent questioning about how they handled taxpayer’s money.

* Ace reporter Sydney Freedberg leaves St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersblog)