OLD Media Moves

Tyrangiel named BW editor

November 17, 2009

Bloomberg L.P. announced Tuesday that Josh Tyrangiel would be appointed editor of BusinessWeek magazine upon completion of its previously announced acquisition of the magazine.

Tyrangiel, 37, currently is deputy managing editor of Time magazine and managing editor of Time.com. He has played a critical role in shaping the magazine’s business, technology and political coverage while managing the magazine’s staff.

He built the Web site from 400 million page views in 2006 to an estimated 1.8 billion page views during 2009. During  his leadership, the site was named Best Magazine Web Site by the Magazine Publishers Association for the past two years.

Tyrangiel will report to Norman Pearlstine, chief content officer at Bloomberg, who, in turn, reports on editorial matters to Matthew Winkler, Bloomberg’s editor-in-chief.

Pearlstine said he first met Tyrangiel a decade ago, soon after he joined Time as a reporter.

“I saw Josh in a number of leadership positions as he took on increasing responsibilities at Time. Working closely with him in the years I served as Time Inc.’s Editor-in-Chief, I came to appreciate his intelligence, curiosity, energy and integrity,” Pearlstine said in a statement. “Josh is recognized within Time Inc. and its parent, Time Warner Inc., as an ‘editor’s editor’ and a natural leader. His understanding of the ways in which print and online publications can work together will serve Bloomberg well as we expand our consumer media offerings.”

Bloomberg Editor-In-Chief Winkler said, “Josh will build on BusinessWeek’s tradition of great fact-based journalism, coupling it with the breadth and depth of Bloomberg News. Norm and Josh are the ideal team to deliver a terrific business magazine that brings the most trusted, most influential and most important news to a global audience of thought leaders.”

Prior to joining Time, Tyrangiel worked at Vibe and Rolling Stone magazines and produced news at MTV. He earned a M.A. in American Studies from Yale University and a B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania.

“I am thrilled to be joining Bloomberg and to lead BusinessWeek’s talented editorial team as we create the world’s most influential and indispensable business magazine,” Tyrangiel said in a statement.

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