Ron Grover, a veteran media and entertainment reporter for Bloomberg BusinessWeek, has jumped ship to become the new chief of Reuters' Los Angeles bureau, an individual familiar with the move confirms to TheWrap.
Grover has been brought aboard to reinforce Reuters' entertainment-business coverage, as well as to provide big-picture stories on financial and general news topics.
Grover started his career with BusinessWeek in 1979, covering energy policy for its Washington bureau, and served as BusinessWeek's congressional correspondent from 1982 to 1986. Grover, a graduate of George Washington University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, came to Los Angeles in 1986 to cover entertainment, politics and business news for BusinessWeek.
Grover is also the author of "The Disney Touch," a 1996 book that chronicled Disney's evolution into a media giant.