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Josh Tyrangiel is an American journalist. He was previously the deputy managing editor of TIME magazine and an editor at Bloomberg Businessweek.[1]

Josh Tyrangiel
Born (1972-09-25) September 25, 1972 (age 46)
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania, Yale University
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania (B.A.)
Yale University (M.A.)
Occupationjournalist, music critic
Years active1999–present


Early life and educationEdit

Josh Tyrangiel was born on September 25, 1972 and grew up in Baltimore.[2] He has a sister.[2][3] He graduated high school from the Park School of Baltimore in 1990 where he played on the soccer team and was active in student government. For his senior-year project, he worked as a member of the grounds crew for the Baltimore Orioles.[4] Tyrangiel attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate and ran the school's newspaper.[2] He received his master's degree in American Studies from Yale University.[5]


After college, Tyrangiel worked at Vibe and Rolling Stone magazines and produced the news at MTV.[4]

In 1999, he joined TIME as a staff writer and music critic.[6] He also served as the magazine's London correspondent and national editor.[5] In 2006, Tyrangiel was promoted to deputy managing editor at, as well as tasked with overseeing TIME's Person of the Year franchise.[7]

In journalistic circles, Tyrangiel was presumed to be the successor to Richard Stengel, who was editor of the magazine at that time.[3][8] Tyrangiel says he wanted the job, but recognized there was competition for the position and that the company may be resistant to his hopes of taking it in a new direction.[3] Norman Pearlstine, who had been the Editor in Chief at Time Inc and was then working as the Chief Content Officer at Bloomberg L.P.,[citation needed] invited him to breakfast, and suggested he go to struggling Businessweek following its acquisition by Bloomberg L.P. for one "dollar plus debt."[3] Tyrangiel presented his ideas for the company to Bloomberg and, in November 2009, Tyrangiel was named editor of the magazine.[1] In April 2010, Tyrangiel oversaw the rebranding of BusinessWeek into Bloomberg Businessweek and led the editorial vision of the magazine.[9][10] Ravi Somaiya with NPR said that "It's hard to understate the degree to which Tyrangiel's nearly six-year tenure...stimulated change at the magazine and challenged the way in which the larger news organization had previously operated."[11] Bloomberg Businessweek won several magazine awards while Tyrangiel has served as the editor. In 2011, Adweek named Bloomberg Businessweek the most influential business magazine of the year.[12] In 2012, the magazine won the National Magazine Award for general excellence in general interest magazines.[13] Tyrangiel has also received personal honors for his work at Bloomberg Businessweek. In 2009, Tyrangiel was named to The New York Observer’s list of top insurgents for the upcoming year,[14] and in 2012, Tyrangiel was named editor of the year by Ad Age and was included on Crain's New York Business 40 under 40 list.[10][4] In November 2013, Tyrangiel was called on to help shape television content for Bloomberg Television.[15] In August 2014, Tyrangiel was promoted to oversee all content on Bloomberg's media platforms.[16] In October 2015, Tyrangiel stepped down as editor of Bloomberg Businessweek.[11]

People at Vice do not give a shit what you did before you got there. They’re not going to Wikipedia you. They want to know what you can do for them today, and that keeps you really really fresh.[17]

Interview with The Bridge

In 2015, he began negotiations to join Vice,[18] meeting with the program's head Shane Smith.[3] As the Senior Vice President of news,[2] he runs the company's digital news desk.[19] He spearheaded the launch of Vice News Tonight in October 2016.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Tyrangiel lives in the East Village of New York City with his wife and his daughter.[20] Tyrangiel is Jewish.[21]

Notable interviewsEdit

Tyrangiel has a number of interviews with celebrities and dignitaries:

In addition, Tyrangiel published a review of Michael Jackson's musical legacy on shortly after the pop star's death.

Note: An asterisk (*) indicates a cover article.

Personal lifeEdit

Tyrangiel lives in the East Village of New York City with his wife and his daughter.[20] Tyrangiel is Jewish.[21]


  1. ^ a b Stephanie Clifford (Nov. 17, 2009)."Josh Tyrangiel Named Editor of BusinessWeek"
  2. ^ a b c d Politico Staff (September 25, 2018). "BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Josh Tyrangiel, SVP of news at Vice Media". POLITICO. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Johnson, Eric (31 October 2016). "Full transcript: Vice News boss Josh Tyrangiel on Recode Media". Recode. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Ipsen, Erik (October 12, 2012). "Josh Tyrangiel, 39". Crain's New York Business. Retrieved 2015-01-13.
  5. ^ a b No byline, "JOSH TYRANGIEL". MPA – the Association of Magazine Media. Retrieved on 2014-11-22
  6. ^ No byline (August 12, 2007) Speaker Biographies Retrieved on 2008-01-31
  7. ^ Observer Staff (14 September 2006). "Josh Tyrangiel is Named Editor of". Observer. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  8. ^ Carr, David (2007-01-08), "Slimmer Time in the Age of the Internet". The New York Times. Retrieved on 2008-01-31
  9. ^ Klenert, Josh (April 26, 2010), "Bloomberg Businessweek Redesign". The Society of Publication Designers. Retrieved on 2014-11-22
  10. ^ a b Dumenco, Simon (October 15, 2012), "Ad Age's Magazine A-List: Josh Tyrangiel Is Editor of the Year". Ad Age. Retrieved on 2014-11-17
  11. ^ a b Somaiya, Ravi (1 October 2015). "Josh Tyrangiel Leaving as Editor of Bloomberg Businessweek". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  12. ^ Moses, Lucia (December 5, 2011), "Hot List: Magazines See what magazine brands are taking chances and embracing change". AdWeek. Retrieved on 2014-11-17
  13. ^ Pompeo, Joe (May 4, 2012), "At the often stodgy National Magazine Awards, best disruptor of decorum goes to a ‘lucky’ guy from Dallas". Capital New York. Retrieved on 2014-11-21
  14. ^ Pompeo, Joe (December 30, 2009), "The Insurgents of 2010". The New York Observer. Retrieved on 2014-11-22
  15. ^ Weprin, Alex (November 7, 2013), "Bloomberg Media taps Josh Tyrangiel to lead TV". Capital New York. Retrieved on 2014-11-17
  16. ^ Pompeo, Joe (2014-08-14), "Josh Tyrangiel elevated to head up all Bloomberg’s consumer content". Capital New York. Retrieved on 2014-10-23
  17. ^ Fret, Angelica (20 September 2018). "'If You Don't Shove the Audience, They'll Fall Asleep'". The Bridge. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  18. ^ Somaiya, Ravi (2 October 2015). "Josh Tyrangiel May Be Headed to Vice". New York Times. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  19. ^ Natalie, Jarvey (February 1, 2019). "Vice Media to Reorganize, Lay Off 10 Percent of Staff (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  20. ^ a b Turner, Zeke (February 9, 2011), "Josh Tyrangiel, Businessweek's Boy Wonder". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved on 2014-11-17
  21. ^ a b Tyrangiel, Josh (October 28, 2007), "A House Divided". The New York Times. Retrieved on 2008-01-31
  22. ^ Tyrangiel, Josh (5 February 2003). "The Center of Attention". Time. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  23. ^ Tyrangiel, Josh (December 6, 2012), "Tim Cook's Freshman Year: The Apple CEO Speaks". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved on 2014-12-03
  24. ^ No byline (November 14, 2014), "Bloomberg, LinkedIn's Weiner on Business Strategies". Bloomberg Television. Retrieved on 2014-12-03
  25. ^ (June 16, 2014), "Johnson, Bloomberg on Tech Startups, Real Estate". Bloomberg Television. Retrieved on 2014-12-03
  26. ^ "MTV – Never Before Seen: Ol' Dirty Bastard Raw and Uncut Interview". Retrieved 6 February 2019.

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