It’s Official: Josh Tyrangiel Joins Vice

Smart move by Vice.

The rumors were true: Vice has added former Bloomberg wonder dude Josh Tyrangiel. At Vice, Tyrangiel will be oversee the company’s new weekly, half-hour news program airing on HBO.

This is a huge hire for Vice. Tyrangiel helped transform Bloomberg Businessweek from an afterthought into a popular, well-respected business magazine. He’s going to make Vice look very good.

Vice CEO Shane Smith understands just how great of a move this is for his company.

“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,” said Smith. “Josh is the perfect fit, and we couldn’t me more excited to have him.”