Josh Tyrangiel Named Editor at BusinessWeek

In a surprising move, Bloomberg LP has named Josh Tyrangiel as the new editor of BusinessWeek, picking a young editor without a traditional business news background but one with strong digital chops to shepherd the magazine’s planned overhaul.
Tyrangiel, 37, is the online managing editor of Time magazine and a deputy editor of Time magazine. Since he became online editor three years ago, the site’s page views rose to 1.8 billion from 400 million, per Bloomberg, as Tyrangiel bolstered its breaking news, election and global coverage. His most recent initiative is Techland, a new content site aimed at tech junkies that launched this week.
Tyrangiel will succeed Stephen Adler, who announced he would resign when Bloomberg’s previously announced acquisition of BusinessWeek closes. The sale is expected to close Dec. 1.
The appointment will take effect when the deal closes. Tyrangiel will report to Norm Pearlstine, chief content officer at Bloomberg and another Time Inc. vet.