"Educating students to be discerning consumers of news strengthens both their critical-thinking skills and our democracy," McCaffery said. "I'm delighted to join the NLP board as we expand the reach of this important education initiative that inspires our next generation of savvy news consumers."
McCaffery has held his current position since 2012. Bloomberg BNA is Bloomberg LP’s legal, tax and regulatory information subsidiary, employing more than 1,500 journalists, analysts and researchers who focus on the fields of law and business, tax and accounting, human resources, and the environment.
McCaffery, a graduate of American University, joined BNA (formerly known as the Bureau of National Affairs) in 1986. He held reporting and editing positions on several of its publications until 1990, when he was named to a management post. He became vice president and editor-in-chief in 2000, publisher in July 2001, president in 2007 and president and CEO in 2012, shortly after Bloomberg acquired BNA.
Bloomberg is a major supporter of NLP. The company’s bureaus in New York City, Washington and Chicago partner with NLP and a school in each of these major markets. In addition, Bloomberg is one of the leading funders of the e-learning platform that NLP is designing to move to national scale.