Vice News Founding EIC Moves Over to Nightly HBO Show

Taking Jason Mojica's place will be Ryan McCarthy.

The memo circulating today from Josh Tyrangiel confirms the Vice duties of Ravi Somaiya and reveals five other major hires.

At the center of the memo, per the tweet above, there is also a crucial internal shift:

Jason Mojica, founding editor-in-chief of Vice News, is moving on to the nightly show full time as the head of our international coverage. Jason’s Vice resume is legendary — he’s been responsible for some of our most important pieces, from Dennis Rodman’s visit to North Korea to “The Islamic State” — and we’re thrilled he’s going to put his instincts for ferreting out great stories to work on the show. He’ll be managing our global presence and be getting out in the field upon occasion as well.

Taking Mojica’s place, beginning May 2, will be Ryan McCarthy, an editor on The New York Times national desk. The other hires announced today are Dan Fletcher, most recently with the journalism crowdfunding platform Beacon; Fusion’s Javier Guzman; NBC Nightly News producer Christina Vallice; and Page One, Serial Season 2 producer Jessica Weisberg.

Read the full Tyrangiel memo here.