Ellen Pollock to lead Bloomberg Businessweek, Josh Tyrangiel leaving

October 1, 2015
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On Thursday, Bloomberg Businessweek announced that deputy editor Ellen Pollock will become editor. Josh Tyrangiel was previously in the role and announced he’s leaving the company. According to a Bloomberg, Pollock “will be the first woman editor to lead the magazine since its founding in 1929.”

Josh Tyrangiel, Bloomberg chief content officer and editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, shared with colleagues earlier today that he has made the decision to leave the company in order to consider new opportunities. After six very successful years at Bloomberg, Josh’s last day will be tomorrow, Friday, October 2.

Josh said about Ellen, “She’s an inspiration—and the best editor I’ve ever worked with. The magazine would be no good, and no fun, without her.”

Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait wrote to staff about the changes.

Right from the beginning, Josh told me that he was a restless soul and that at some time in the next year or so he would move on. I am sad that it will be tomorrow, but we should all be extremely grateful for all that he has done for Bloomberg, across all our platforms. One part of that achievement is the expert team that he is leaving behind him. Ellen Pollock, who has worked with him so closely at Businessweek, will become its editor – and for the moment Reto will take over Josh’s overseeing duties for magazines, long-form editing and the investigative unit.