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Vice News EIC Learmonth laid off

May 1, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Michael Learmonth

Michael Learmonth, editor in chief of Vice News, has left. His tweet reads:

“Too many people to thank. So grateful for my nearly 7 years here – truly the best team in this business. Do connect with me here, or at mlearmonth@gmail.com.”

The news comes as Vice’s spending cuts have affected many staff members, and also led to the cancellation of the “Vice News Tonight” newscast.

Learmonth joined Vice News in July 2016 as a news director. Before that, he served as managing editor of International Business Times.

Learmonth has also held the posts of deputy managing editor at Advertising Age and senior editor at Business Insider. He was previously a New York reporter at Variety.

Learmonth’s work has also been published in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Learmonth has a B.A. from Earlham College in Indiana and a M.J. from the University of California, Berkeley. Reach out to him via LinkedIn.

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