Vice has made it official.
The Brooklyn-based media company has hired former Bloomberg chief content officer Josh Tyrangiel to lead its new daily newscast for HBO, following widespread speculation.
In Tyrangiel’s new job, he will lead the overall direction and execution of the daily news show, including the style, format, programming and story development.
“Vice has the most distinctive voice in news. 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 said.
Vice cofounder and chief executive officer Shane Smith offered: “Josh Tyrangiel has deep journalism experience, but he also has the confidence to rewrite the rules, just as he did at Bloomberg and Time. The nightly news show we’re creating is going 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 me more excited to have him.”
In March, Vice inked a deal with HBO that would not only extend its weekly documentary series, but also add a 30-minute newscast that would run 48 weeks a year.
The newscast will consist of five half-hour shows per week and feature original on-the-ground reporting across Vice’s 30 plus global bureaus, the company said.
While at Bloomberg, Tyrangiel oversaw all consumer-facing content, including television, digital, Businessweek and Bloomberg Pursuits. Before that, Tyrangiel worked as a deputy managing editor of Time magazine and the managing editor of Time.com.
The 43-year-old editor departed Bloomberg early this month, following a string of changes made at the behest of the company’s founder Michael Bloomberg. Many of those changes impacted the departments that Tyrangiel oversaw.