The American Institute of CPAS has named William Roberts, a former White House reporter for Bloomberg News, as director of media relations in its Washington, D.C., office.In that role, Roberts will serve as liaison between the institute and the Washington press corps, as well as oversee public relations support for the organization's D.C.-based legislative, regulatory and tax programs. Prior to coming aboard the AICPA, Roberts covered Congress, the White House and the Pentagon for Bloomberg News since 1999. During that time, he covered President George W. Bush's Oval Office press briefings, Sen. John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign, and counter-terrorism legislation in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Before Bloomberg, he served five years as Washington Bureau chief and reporter for the Journal of Commerce, where he covered international trade and transportation issues.

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