Bloomberg’s Former Content Chief Joins Vice to Head Up Its Nightly Newscast

Josh Tyrangiel left about 2 weeks ago

Josh Tyrangiel has wasted little time finding his next stop in journalism. Bloomberg's chief content officer until earlier this month, Tyrangiel is joining Vice, where he'll oversee the brand's new nightly newscast for HBO.

"Vice has the most distinctive voice in news," Tyrangiel said in a statement. "I'm really honored to work with the team to bring Vice news to viewers every day. I can't think of a more interesting job in journalism."

The half-hour nightly newscast will draw from Vice's more than 30 bureaus around the world, taking on the network evening newscasts that have, over the years, cut back on foreign news coverage.

"Josh Tyrangiel has deep journalism experience, but he also has the confidence to rewrite the rules," said Vice co-founder and CEO Shane Smith. "The nightly news show we're creating is going to take news programming in a totally new direction, and it needs the leadership of an expert who's hungry to do things differently." 

Vice continues to ramp up and spread its video content across TV, apps and websites, including award-winning documentary series on HBO and original content for Verizon's go90 service. The company continues to negotiate with A+E Networks for its own Vice channel, possibly replacing H2. A+E invested $250 million in Smith's company in 2014.

At Bloomberg, Tyrangiel was behind the relaunch of Bloomberg Businessweek. Prior to joining Businessweek in 2009, he was the deputy managing editor of Time magazine and the managing editor of Time.com.