Here’s Who VICE News Has Hired as It Staffs Up for Nightly HBO Show

By Chris Ariens 

Vice News continues to staff up as it prepares to launch a nightly news show on HBO later this year. New hires come from the Washington Post, the Guardian, Entertainment Weekly and other outlets and include Nellie Bowles who will head up the new San Francisco bureau, Melissa Maerz who was named senior producer for culture, and Roberto Ferdman who will be economics correspondent.

Josh Tyrangiel, evp of News, sent out this list of the recent hires:

Madeleine Haeringer, Executive Producer
Neil Breakwell, London Bureau Chief
Ryan McCarthy, Editor in Chief,
Justin Dial, Supervising Producer
Christina Vallice, Supervising Producer
Jessica Weisberg, Supervising Producer
Ruben Davis, Senior Producer, Climate
Javier Guzman, Senior Producer, U.S.
Melissa Maerz, Senior Producer, Culture
Craig Thomson, Senior Planning Producer
Roberto Ferdman, Economics Correspondent
Nellie Bowles, Tech Correspondent/Head of San Francisco Bureau
Ravi Somaiya, Tech Correspondent
Scott Conroy, Producer, Politics and Policy
Ben Craw, Video Producer
Jamal Jordon, Digital Video Producer
Jon Strauss, Shooter/Producer
Kenton Powell, Director of Graphics
Michael Deal, Lead, Interactive Graphics
Lucy Paynter, Real Time Graphics Art Director
Kris Cave, Graphics Producer
Dan Fletcher, Head of Social
Maia Lepine, VICE News Coordinator