Josh Tyrangiel

Josh Tyrangiel is an American journalist. He was previously the deputy managing editor of TIME magazine and an editor at Bloomberg Businessweek.[2] In June 2019, Tyrangiel left the network, following the cancellation of Vice News Tonight.[3]

Josh Tyrangiel
Born (1972-09-25) September 25, 1972 (age 48)
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania, Yale University
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania (B.A.)
Yale University (M.A.)
Occupationjournalist, music critic
Years active1999–present
Partner(s)Sarah Feinberg[1]
ChildrenLila tyrangiel

Early life and educationEdit

Josh Tyrangiel was born on September 25, 1972 and grew up in Baltimore.[4] He has a sister.[4][5] 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 called the Baltimore Orioles and successfully got a position as a member of the grounds crew, where he worked for six months.[6] Tyrangiel attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate and ran the school's newspaper.[4] He received his master's degree in American Studies from Yale University.[7]


After college, Tyrangiel worked at Vibe and Rolling Stone magazines and produced the news at MTV.[6]

In 1999, he joined TIME as a staff writer and music critic.[8] He also served as the magazine's London correspondent and national editor.[7] In 2006, Tyrangiel was promoted to deputy managing editor at, as well as tasked with overseeing TIME's Person of the Year franchise.[9]

In journalistic circles, Tyrangiel was presumed to be the successor to Richard Stengel, who was editor of the magazine at that time.[5][10] 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.[5] 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."[5] Tyrangiel presented his ideas for the company to Bloomberg and, in November 2009, Tyrangiel was named editor of the magazine.[2] In April 2010, Tyrangiel oversaw the rebranding of BusinessWeek into Bloomberg Businessweek and led the editorial vision of the magazine.[11][12] 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."[13] 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.[14] In 2012, the magazine won the National Magazine Award for general excellence in general interest magazines.[15] 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,[16] 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.[12][6] In November 2013, Tyrangiel was called on to help shape television content for Bloomberg Television.[17] In August 2014, Tyrangiel was promoted to oversee all content on Bloomberg's media platforms.[18] In October 2015, Tyrangiel stepped down as editor of Bloomberg Businessweek.[13]

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.[19]

Interview with The Bridge

In 2015, he began negotiations to join Vice,[20] meeting with the program's head Shane Smith.[5] As the Senior Vice President of news,[4] he ran the company's digital news desk.[21] He spearheaded the launch of Vice News Tonight in October 2016.[5] in April 2019, Tyrangiel was included on The Hollywood Reporter's ninth annual list of New York's 35 Most Powerful People in Media and, in his interview, said that he was working on new projects that played to Vice's strengths.[22] In June 2019, however, Tyrangiel and Vice News CEO, Nancy Dubuc, both released statements announcing his departure from Vice at the conclusion of the summer.[3]

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 two children.[31] Tyrangiel is Jewish.[32] He is fan of the Baltimore Orioles.[32][22] His great-uncle, Judah Nadich, was Dwight Eisenhower’s first advisor on Jewish affairs during the Holocaust.[33]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b Stephanie Clifford (November 17, 2009)."Josh Tyrangiel Named Editor of BusinessWeek"
  3. ^ a b Natalie Jarvey (June 10, 2019). "Josh Tyrangiel to Depart". THR. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d Politico Staff (September 25, 2018). "BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Josh Tyrangiel, SVP of news at Vice Media". POLITICO. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Johnson, Eric (October 31, 2016). "Full transcript: Vice News boss Josh Tyrangiel on Recode Media". Recode. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c Ipsen, Erik (October 12, 2012). "Josh Tyrangiel, 39". Crain's New York Business. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  7. ^ a b No byline, "JOSH TYRANGIEL". MPA – the Association of Magazine Media. Retrieved November 22, 2014
  8. ^ No byline (August 12, 2007) Speaker Biographies Archived February 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved January 31, 2008
  9. ^ Observer Staff (September 14, 2006). "Josh Tyrangiel is Named Editor of". Observer. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  10. ^ Carr, David (January 8, 2007), "Slimmer Time in the Age of the Internet". The New York Times. Retrieved January 31, 2008
  11. ^ Klenert, Josh (April 26, 2010), "Bloomberg Businessweek Redesign" Archived March 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. The Society of Publication Designers. Retrieved November 22, 2014
  12. ^ a b Dumenco, Simon (October 15, 2012), "Ad Age's Magazine A-List: Josh Tyrangiel Is Editor of the Year". Advertising Age. Retrieved November 17, 2014
  13. ^ a b Somaiya, Ravi (October 1, 2015). "Josh Tyrangiel Leaving as Editor of Bloomberg Businessweek". The New York Times. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  14. ^ Moses, Lucia (December 5, 2011), "Hot List: Magazines See what magazine brands are taking chances and embracing change". Adweek. Retrieved November 17, 2014
  15. ^ Pompeo, Joe (May 4, 2012), "At the often stodgy National Magazine Awards, best disruptor of decorum goes to a ‘lucky’ guy from Dallas" Archived December 28, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Capital New York. Retrieved November 21, 2014
  16. ^ Pompeo, Joe (December 30, 2009), "The Insurgents of 2010". The New York Observer. Retrieved November 22, 2014
  17. ^ Weprin, Alex (November 7, 2013), "Bloomberg Media taps Josh Tyrangiel to lead TV". Capital New York. Retrieved November 17, 2014
  18. ^ Pompeo, Joe (August 14, 2014), "Josh Tyrangiel elevated to head up all Bloomberg’s consumer content". Capital New York. Retrieved October 23, 2014
  19. ^ Fret, Angelica (September 20, 2018). "'If You Don't Shove the Audience, They'll Fall Asleep'". The Bridge. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  20. ^ Somaiya, Ravi (October 2, 2015). "Josh Tyrangiel May Be Headed to Vice". The New York Times. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  21. ^ Natalie, Jarvey (February 1, 2019). "Vice Media to Reorganize, Lay Off 10 Percent of Staff (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  22. ^ a b Barr, Jeremy; Eriq, Gardner; Marisa, Guthrie; Natalie, Jarvey; Michael, OConnell; Bryn Elise, Sandberg (April 11, 2019). "The 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media 2019". Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media LLC. 425 (13). Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  23. ^ Tyrangiel, Josh (December 19, 2005). "Q&A". TIME.
  24. ^ Tyrangiel, Josh (August 21, 2005). "Why You Can't Ignore Kanye". Time. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  25. ^ Tyrangiel, Josh (May 21, 2006). "Chicks In the Line of Fire". Time. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  26. ^ Tyrangiel, Josh (February 5, 2003). "The Center of Attention". Time. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  27. ^ Tyrangiel, Josh (December 6, 2012), "Tim Cook's Freshman Year: The Apple CEO Speaks". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved December 3, 2014
  28. ^ No byline (November 14, 2014), "Bloomberg, LinkedIn's Weiner on Business Strategies". Bloomberg Television. Retrieved December 3, 2014
  29. ^ (June 16, 2014), "Johnson, Bloomberg on Tech Startups, Real Estate". Bloomberg Television. Retrieved December 3, 2014
  30. ^ "MTV – Never Before Seen: Ol' Dirty Bastard Raw and Uncut Interview". Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  31. ^ Turner, Zeke (February 9, 2011), "Josh Tyrangiel, Businessweek's Boy Wonder". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved November 17, 2014
  32. ^ a b Tyrangiel, Josh (October 28, 2007), "A House Divided". The New York Times. Retrieved January 31, 2008
  33. ^ Leon, Masha (April 9, 2015). "Josh Tyrangiel Honored by JCRC". The Forward. Retrieved August 14, 2019.

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