This is essentially the job that respected producer Dan Colarusso had up to November when he leaped to Reuters. Arnall will set the daily editorial agenda and oversee bureaus in cities including Washington and San Francisco. But Arnall will be more focused on multimedia than Colarusso was as head of U.S. newsgathering. Bloomberg TV reaches about 67M pay TV homes. Here’s the release:

New York, January 30, 2012–Veteran business news journalist Dan Arnall has joined Bloomberg as Executive Producer of News for Bloomberg Television. The announcement was made by Andrew Morse, head of Bloomberg TV in the U.S.

Arnall brings more than a decade of experience covering the economy, American business and the impact of financial regulation, among other major stories. Based in New York, he will oversee Bloomberg’s television newsgathering and editorial in the U.S. Arnall will also work to integrate video content across the company’s multimedia properties including Bloomberg.com and Bloomberg Mobile, which together reach millions of users per day.

“Dan’s extensive experience in covering business news and his passion for the beat, along with his creative production skills, will make him a crucial leader of the Bloomberg TV team,” said Morse.

“I’m looking forwarding to joining the best team in business news,” said Arnall. “This is an exciting time of growth for Bloomberg as we expand our TV programming and bring our in-depth business and financial news coverage across every digital platform.”

Arnall joins Bloomberg from ABC News, where he served as senior producer for business coverage and most recently as senior producer for domestic news at “World News with Diane Sawyer.” While at ABC, he ran business and economic coverage across all platforms, including coverage of the 2008 financial crisis, the Japanese earthquake and Presidential and mid-term elections. Prior to joining ABC in 2004, Arnall began his journalism career as a reporter for ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates in Missouri, then at WNBC and CNN in New York. He holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri.