Media Moves

Learmonth promoted to Vice editor in chief

May 17, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Michael Learmonth

Michael Learmonth was named Vice News’ new editor in chief Monday, filling a role that has been vacant since 2019.

Lindsey Ellefson of The Wrap reports, “He was promoted from news director, a job he held since 2016. Prior to that, Learmonth was a managing editor at the International Business Times.

Katie Drummond, senior vice president of global news for the company, made the announcement Monday in an internal note to staff.

“‘In my year working with him, I’ve been awed by both the neverending energy Michael brings to each day — many of them punishing in recent months — and his vision for both what Vice News should be now, and what it has the potential to become. I can’t wait to see where he takes it,’ she said, adding that he will handle coverage across the Americas region, including Latin America, the U.S. and Canada.

“A series of other promotions and shuffles was also announced, including Ben Makuch’s move from Motherboard to Vice News and Tim Marchman’s move to Motherboard.”

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