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The media company announced on Wednesday that it has hired former Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel to oversee the forthcoming show. In his new role, Tyrangiel will lead the direction and daily execution of the newscast, including style, format, programming and story development.
“Vice has the most distinctive voice in news,” said Tyrangiel. “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, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Tyrangiel comes from Bloomberg, where he served as chief content officer and oversaw the redesign of Businessweek. Tyrangiel, who announced his departure from Bloomberg in early October, was replaced at the magazine by Ellen Pollack, the first woman to lead the magazine since its founding. Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2009, he was deputy managing editor at Time magazine and managing editor of Time.com.
In a statement, Vice CEO Shane Smith praised Tyrangiel’s “deep journalism experience” and “confidence to rewrite the rules.” He went on to say: “The nightly news show we’re creating is gong to take news programming in a totally new direction, and it needs the leadership of an expert who’s hungry to do things differently. Josh is the perfect fit, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him.”
HBO programming president Michael Lombardo added: “Josh’s experience, intelligence and passion made him uniquely positioned to help our journey with Vice in delivering a daily news show for the 21st century.”
Vice announced in March that it would produce a daily newscast for HBO, signaling an expansion of the male-focused media company’s relationship with the cable net. Vice began producing a documentary-style weekly news show on HBO in 2013. It will continue to do so alongside the daily newscast, which will consist of five half-hour shows each week for 48 weeks a year. Vice says the show will feature original, on-the-ground reporting and draw from its 30 international bureaus.
HBO is planning to premiere the currently unnamed newscast early next year.
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