Bloomberg Media is turning to some notable public figures to lead the new primetime lineup for Quicktake, the company’s streaming news service.
NBA All-Star Chris Paul, The Business of Fashion founder and CEO Imran Amed and NYU professor, author and podcaster Scott Galloway will each host programs for Quicktake starting later this year. The London-based Bloomberg host and editor-at-large Francine Lacqua will also launch a show for the streaming service.
The new primetime shows will complement a live dayside lineup led by correspondents and anchors Scarlet Fu, Jason Kelly, Mady Mills, Kurumi Mori, Tim Stenovec, Ashlee Vance and Jennifer Zabasajja. The company plans to detail its new programing slate at an upfront presentation for advertisers later this month.
Bloomberg relaunched Quicktake late last year, with the goal of “creating in some ways the first post-COVID business network, a brand that is designed to explain and chronicle this new business world that we are all living in,” Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith told The Hollywood Reporter at the time.
In Paul, Amed and Galloway, the company has three new hosts with significant social profiles and a history of entrepreneurship, Paul through his Ohh Dip!!! Productions, Amed through his fashion-focused business news enterprise, and Galloway through his companies Red Envelope, L2 and Section4.
Galloway has also hosted a show for Vice, and co-hosts the Pivot podcast with Kara Swisher. Paul, of course, remains a point guard for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.