Bascobert joined Thomson Reuters as president of Reuters News in September 2022. In this role, he leads all aspects of the company’s media business and operations.
Bascobert has been an operating executive, adviser and entrepreneur for more than 25 years and has deep experience in transformation and growth in news, media and SaaS businesses.
He was previously co-founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Acquisition Corp – a special purpose acquisition company focused on media, marketplace and tech platform businesses; CEO of Gannett Co., Inc – one of the largest local media companies, which owns more than 700 daily and weekly publications in the U.S. and UK; president of American media and technology company XO Group; and president of Yodle Inc during the launch of the SaaS marketing platform.
Prior to this, Bascobert was president of Bloomberg Businessweek and head of business operations for the newly created Bloomberg Media Group, as well as senior VP of operations and then chief marketing officer at Dow Jones.
Bascobert has a degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.