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STILL IN BUSINESS: A few of BusinessWeek’s top staffers will stay with the magazine once its sale to Bloomberg is complete. According to a memo sent to employees Thursday morning, BusinessWeek worldwide publisher Jessica Sibley will continue on as publisher, overseeing print and digital ad sales. Executive editor Ellen Pollock and managing editor Ciro Scotti will also stay on board in their same roles. In addition, executive editor John Byrne, who also oversees businessweek.com, will remain. The memo was first reported on The New York Times’ Media Decoder blog.
Questions about Byrne’s future with the magazine had stirred since an Oct. 16 wedding announcement in the Times of his marriage to Katherine Rodler, which said Byrne plans to relocate to San Francisco. However, Byrne said through a spokeswoman that he had no plans to move out West. So far, BusinessWeek editor in chief Stephen Adler and president Keith Fox have said they would not stay with the magazine once Bloomberg takes over. The scheduled close date for the sale is Dec. 1. By then, Bloomberg is expected to appoint a new editor in chief. But current BusinessWeek staffers are likely to know their own fate before they know who will be the next editor: offer letters are expected to be distributed in mid-November, and staffers outside of New York and Austin, Tex., are expected to move into Bloomberg offices by Dec. 4.