Andy Martin leaves New York Times for Bloomberg News

Andy Martin, who has been a New York Times business reporter since 2006 (he wrote about the Avis-Zipcar deal this week), is moving to Bloomberg News. The memo:

From: Ingrassia, Lawrence
Date: 4 January, 2013 10:31:57 EST
Subject: Andy Martin leaving The Times


I’m sad to tell you that Andy Martin is leaving The Times, to become a reporter at Bloomberg News. change As you all know, Andy is the real deal – not just a very good reporter, but a very good guy. Since joining Business Day in 2006, from the Chicago Tribune, Andy has demonstrated his reporting chops and versatility in covering several important beats and topics: the food industry, banking, consumer products and consumer finance. In all, he has shown a keen sense for news and a passion for enterprising journalism.

Andy’s coverage has lots of highlights, most notably his reporting about food safety, along with Michael Moss; the credit card industry, with Ron Lieber; and mortgage foreclosures, with a number of Bizday reporters; and, most recently, student loans in the “Degrees of Debt” series, also with Ron and others. Indeed, among the many reasons we’ll miss Andy is his collegiality.

We’re sorry to see him go, and wish him the best.

Larry Ingrassia & Dean Murphy