Bruce Blythe

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Bruce Blythe
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Occupation Founder & Managing Editor
Employer Blythe Communications
Location Chicago
Twitter @BruceBlythe
LinkedIn Profile

Bruce Blythe is Chicago-based financial journalist and founder and managing editor of Blythe Communications.[1] He is also a writer, editor and storyteller for Accenture Communications.

Formerly, he was an editorial consultant for CME Group, helping launch and manage an in-house news division featuring commentary and analysis on the various global benchmark futures and options contracts traded at CME.

Also, he was a business editor with Vance Publishing's Food360 agricultural division. At Vance, he was based in Chicago and contributed to several news websites, including CattleNetwork, Drovers, Pork Magazine, Dairy Herd Management and the Packer covering the beef, pork, dairy and fruit/vegetable markets.

Before Vance, Blythe was assistant managing editor at Crain's Chicago Business.[2] He has written freelance stories for Vine Line, the Chicago Cubs' monthly fan magazine. He also blogs at


Blythe worked as assistant managing editor at Crain's from April 2007 to March 2009. At the publication, he directed coverage of Chicago-area companies, industries, government and the economy.[3]

He was a reporter at Bloomberg News from April 2001 to March 2007, where he covered major U.S. oil refiners, offshore drilling contractors, ethanol producers and grain processors for Bloomberg.

Prior to his time at Bloomberg, he was managing editor at agricultural Web portal and commerce site from March 2000 to December of 2000, where he directed news editorial operations for farmbid.

He also spent time as a staff reporter/deputy editor at Reuters America Inc. from October 1997 to February 2000 and worked as a staff writer/editor at Dow Jones Newswires. He was also a bureau chief/staff writer at Futures World News and a staff writer at the sports department of St. Joseph News-Press.


Blythe is a graduate of Iowa State University.[4] He received a degree in agricultural journalism and graduated in 1990.[5]



  1. About Us. Blythe Communications.
  2. Blythe joins Crain's Chicago Business. Cison.
  3. Biz Buzz for June 2007: The Latest Comings and Goings. SABEW.
  4. Donor Profile: Bruce Blythe.
  5. Bruce Blythe. Iowa State University Alumni Association.
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