PBS host to pen weekly piece for news magazine

Charlie Rose is headed to BusinessWeek.

The interviewer and host of the eponymous PBS show will pen a weekly column for the news magazine, featuring interviews with “thinkers, politicians and newsmakers” according to a press release.

Like most print publications, BusinessWeek has undergone restructuring and multiple rounds of layoffs in recent years. The magazine’s Asian and European editions have also been shuttered.

In October, New York media concern Bloomberg LP announced it had acquired the publication from McGraw-Hill for a reported $5 million.

A few weeks ago, 123 BusinessWeek employees were laid off. Among those let go was Maria Bartiromo, who wrote a column called “FaceTime” of a similar description to Rose’s. Bartiromo works as an anchor for Bloomberg rival CNBC.

The acquisition is set to close Dec. 1.

Rose’s program, which is taped at Bloomberg’s television studios and re-airs on the Bloomberg website, has run on PBS since 1991.

Rose is a veteran of newsdesks at NBC and CBS and has interviewed public figures on “Charlie Rose” from President Obama to David Foster Wallace. Rose’s first column will run Dec. 21.

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