You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Vice News Touts New Hires in Staff Reshuffle Under Josh Tyrangiel

Vice Media’s news division, now under the leadership of ex-Bloomberg exec Josh Tyrangiel, announced that it has hired six writers and producers, coming a week after the company laid off more than a dozen Vice News staffers.

According to the Brooklyn-based company, since Tyrangiel took over as executive VP of Vice News he has recruited 23 additional staff members. Those include last week’s hiring of Neil Breakwell, former deputy editor of BBC’s “Newsnight,” to head Vice’s U.K. news operation.

The new Vice News employees are: Melissa Maerz, senior producer for culture, previously TV critic for Entertainment Weekly; Nellie Bowles, formerly with the Guardian and Vox Media’s Recode, who will head up the soon-to-open San Francisco office and cover tech with correspondent Ravi Somaiya; Robert Ferdman, joining Vice News as economics correspondent, formerly with the Washington Post; Craig Thomson, senior planning producer, previously with Al-Jazeera America; and Jon Strauss and Ben Craw, both from AOL’s Huffington Post, join Vice News as video producers, both working across news, politics and entertainment.

Vice originally hired Tyrangiel last fall to run the daily news show for HBO. In his new role, he oversees the company’s news division and is tasked with coordinating strategy and operations between Vice News and the Vice daily and weekly programs on HBO.

In addition to the new hires, Vice said senior producer Alex Chitty and associate producer Jana Kozlowski will be relocating to the L.A. bureau this summer in Venice. Both will continue to focus on the weekly show on HBO but also will contribute to the daily program and ViceNews.com.

Popular on Variety

More Digital

  • Doug Scott - Twitch

    Twitch Recruits Zynga's Doug Scott as Chief Marketing Officer

    Doug Scott is leaving as game company Zynga’s marketing boss to become Twitch’s CMO. Scott assumes the CMO role at Twitch after previous chief marketing officer Kate Jhaveri exited this summer to become the NBA’s top marketing exec. News of Scott’s hire comes less than a month after Twitch launched a redesigned logo and site, [...]

  • Carter Hansen - VidCon

    VidCon Hires Ex-AwesomenessTV Exec Carter Hansen to Head Conference Programming

    VidCon hired Carter Hansen, a founding executive at AwesomenessTV, as VP of programming to oversee conference programming and content for the internet-video events producer. In the newly created role, Hansen reports to VidCon GM Jim Louderback and will be based in Viacom’s Hollywood office. As part of overseeing programming worldwide for VidCon’s community, creator and [...]

  • The Boys Amazon Prime

    Nielsen Adds Amazon Prime Video to SVOD Measurement, With Limitations

    After two years of measuring Netflix viewing, Nielsen has now added Amazon Prime Video to the mix of subscription-streaming services it tracks — and with the same set of limitations. Nielsen’s SVOD Content Ratings originally launched in October 2017 with Netflix. According to the research firm, the addition of Amazon Prime Video measurement will let [...]

  • Gavel Court Placeholder

    Netflix Movie Scammer Admits to Defrauding Investors Out of $14 Million

    A California man has admitted to defrauding investment groups — nabbing $14 million — by falsely claiming the money would be used to produce a feature film for Netflix. On Oct. 18, Adam Joiner, 41, of Manhattan Beach, Calif., pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in U.S. District Court, according to federal authorities. [...]

  • netflix debt

    Netflix to Raise Another $2 Billion Through Debt to Fund Massive Content Spending

    Netflix, burning boatloads of cash with a projected $15 billion content budget for 2019, is adding to its debt load once again. On Monday (Oct. 21), Netflix announced plans to offer approximately $2.0 billion aggregate principal amount of junk bonds, in both U.S dollar and euro denominations. As of Sept. 30, Netflix reported $12.43 billion [...]

  • Bristol, CT - July 26, 2018

    Mina Kimes Helps ESPN Kick Off 'Daily' Podcast

    Mina Kimes is preparing to take ESPN into a new frontier. The sports-media giant has launched a “SportsCenter” for Snapchat and tested baseball telecasts for kids. Now it’s hoping to set up shop in another media venue. Starting tomorrow, the Disney-backed company launches “ESPN Daily,” a weekday morning podcast that aims to tap its vast [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content