Bloomberg’s editor-in-chief, John Micklethwait, announced today that Josh Tyrangiel, Bloomberg's chief content officer and editor of Bloomberg Businessweek is leaving the company. Ellen Pollock, currently deputy editor at the magazine, will replace him. Tyrangiel has held the role for six years and is leaving the brand to “consider new opportunities,” according to an official statement.
In a staff email to the Bloomberg team, Josh thanked his colleagues in all departments, but especially the team at Businessweek: "Nothing bonds people like the constant grind of a weekly magazine, and we're bound even tighter by the experience of having saved one."
In the interim, Reto Gregori will step in as head of magazines, overseeing Businessweek.
With Tyrangiel out and Pollock in, she now wears the title of first woman editor to lead the magazine since its founding back in 1929. Her experience at Businessweek since 2007 is backed by over 18 years at The Wall Street Journal, along with authoring two books and overseeing multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning stories.
Tyrangiel is optimistic about what he leaves behind in his post as editor, stating that Ellen is "an inspiration—and the best editor I've ever worked with. The magazine would be no good, and no fun, without her."