Montgomery joins CNN as international correspondent

CNN has hired Hanako Montgomery as an international correspondent based in Tokyo. In her new role, she will report on important stories from Japan and the region across the network’s TV and digital platforms. Montgomery said: “I am truly thrilled to join CNN and its top-class team of journalists and media professionals. I will be reporting […]

Vice Media to shutter several shows, lay off staff

Months after shuttering its flagship show “Vice News Tonight,” the media company has announced the closure of several shows. This will be followed by dozens of staff layoffs. Co-chief executives, Bruce Dixon and Hozefa Lokhandwala said: “Vice will continue to produce digital news, as well as Vice News documentaries, both series and films, for FAST Channels, […]

Noriega appointed correspondent for NBC/MSNBC

David Noriega will join NBC News and MSNBC as a national correspondent to report across both the networks’ platforms, based in Los Angeles. Recently at Vice News, Noriega covered criminal justice, organized extremism, labor issues and migration across the Americas, North Africa, and Europe. He also hosted and co-directed the award-winning digital series “Border to […]

Vice SVP of global news and entertainment Drummond to depart

Katie Drummond, SVP of global news and entertainment at Vice, will leave. She joined in March 2019 as SVP of global news. Drummond was deputy editor at Medium and served as executive editor of The Outline, a New York-based digital startup publication. She also served as editor-in-chief and executive managing editor of Gizmodo and deputy […]

Vice senior director of global operations Schnipper to depart

Matthew Schnipper, senior director of global operations at Vice, wrote on LinkedIn: “I’ve decided to leave Vice soon to work on a memoir for Random House based on a piece I wrote for New Yorker on grief, If you want to talk about hiring me for part-time writing or editing, or freelance work while […]

Motherboard EIC Koebler set to depart

Jason Koebler, editor-in-chief of Motherboard, is set to leave. He has been with Vice Media for more than a decade, when he joined Motherboard as a senior staff writer in May 2013. Previously, Koebler was a science and technology reporter at U.S. News & World Report. He interned at Washingtonian Magazine and was an editorial […]

Motherboard exec editor Maiberg to depart

Motherboard’s executive editor Emanuel Maiberg is set to depart in the coming weeks. He joined in May 2016 as a weekend editor. He has also held the posts of news editor and managing editor. Maiberg freelanced for The Atlantic, IGN, Mashable, GamePro, Macworld and J Weekly. He was an editorial assistant at the research and […]

‘Vice News Tonight’ says goodbye

Vice Media Group had announced that it was streamlining its news division and has now filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. As part of the restructuring, many notable names were laid off, including editor-in-chief Michael Learmonth. Apart from the layoffs, the company has also canceled its flagship show “Vice News Tonight.” The final episode will air […]

Vice Media files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The following excerpt was sent out from Variety: Struggling media company Vice Media Group said on Monday it had filed for Chapter 11 protection to facilitate its sale to a subset of its backers. The company said in a court filing that it listed both assets and liabilities in the range of $500 million to $1 billion […]

Vice Media in plans to file for bankruptcy

The following excerpt was sent out from the Financial Post: Vice Media is preparing to file for bankruptcy, capping the rapid fall of a former industry darling that attracted investment from the world’s largest entertainment companies. The online media company has been looking for a buyer but is now preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing in […]