WH adviser leaves for Bloomberg News

Sarah Feinberg, senior adviser to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and special assistant to President Barack Obama, is leaving the administration to join Bloomberg News.

Bloomberg announced Wednesday that Feinberg will come on as director of the news service's communication and business strategy efforts, with an added focus on expanding Bloomberg’s presence globally. Feinberg starts in June.

Bloomberg has been snapping up some of Washington's best-known journalists for the past six months in anticipation of the launch of its political news service early next year. But Feinberg (at left) is the company's biggest get so far.

In a statement issued Wednesday by Bloomberg, Feinberg said, "I'm thrilled to be joining Bloomberg at such an exciting time ... as it expands its presence in Washington and prepares to launch its government information division."

Feinberg has been one of Emanuel's closest aides since his time in the House, when she served as the communications director at the House Democratic Caucus.


Feinberg's move may fuel continuing speculation that Emanuel himself is preparing to leave his post at the White House.

Feinberg certainly has good sources: Her husband is Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director.

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