RD Recap: Josh Tyrangiel Out at Bloomberg; NY Times Beefs Up its Politics Team

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Wonderboy Josh Tyrangiel is out at Bloomberg, where he was editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and, as chief content officer, part of the editorial decision-making triumvirate. Ellen Pollock, who had been deputy editor of Businessweek, moves up to his editor spot. “I’ve spent six years working with some of the smartest and most creative people in journalism, and it’s time for me to take my chips off the table, reflect on my criminal good luck and think about what comes next,” Tyrangiel said in a memo. The rumor is that he might join a tech company. Could Justin Smith, CEO of Bloomberg Media, be the next one out the door?…

The New York Times puts Ian Trontz, who had been the New York metro section deputy editor for enterprise, on the politics desk as enterprise editor. Thomas Kaplan, Matt Flegenheimer and Ashley Parker also move to the 2016 campaign beat… The Los Angeles Times hires Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Washington bureau staffer Sarah Wire to cover the California congressional beat… Kevin Drawbaugh scores a promotion as Reuters’ new Washington deputy bureau chief… Matthew Boyle takes over as Washington political editor at Breitbart News. He had been a reporter there, a job he took after moving from the Daily Caller in 2012… The Wall Street Journal moves Alice Hagge from U.S. news editor at the real-time desk to lead night editor. She succeeds Mark Long, who’s the new deputy business editor… Metro US recruits Frank Burgos as editor in chief. He had been managing editor of PhillyVoice…Read More