|Education||University of Pennsylvania, Yale University|
University of Pennsylvania (B.A.)|
Yale University (M.A.)
|Occupation||journalist, music critic|
Early life and education
Josh Tyrangiel graduated high school from the Park School of Baltimore in 1990. For his senior-year project, he worked as a member of the grounds crew for the Baltimore Orioles. Tyrangiel attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate, and he received his master's degree in American Studies from Yale University.
After college, Tyrangiel worked at Vibe and Rolling Stone magazines and produced the news at MTV. In 1999, he joined TIME as a staff writer and music critic. He also served as the magazine’s London correspondent and national editor.
In 2006, Tyrangiel was promoted to deputy managing editor at TIME, and he oversaw the magazine’s website homepage. In journalistic circles, Tyrangiel was considered to be the successor to Richard Stengel at the magazine.
In November 2009, Tyrangiel was named editor of BusinessWeek following its acquisition by Bloomberg L.P. In April 2010, Tyrangiel oversaw the rebranding of BusinessWeek into Bloomberg Businessweek and has led the editorial vision of the magazine.
Bloomberg Businessweek has won several magazine awards while Tyrangiel has served as the editor. In 2011, Adweek named Bloomberg Businessweek the most influential business magazine of the year. In 2012, the magazine won the National Magazine Award for general excellence in general interest magazines. Tyrangiel has also received personal honors for his work at Bloomberg Businessweek. In 2009, Tyrangiel was named to The New York Observer’s list of top insurgents for the upcoming year, and in 2012, Tyrangiel was named editor of the year by Ad Age and was named to Crain's New York Business 40 under 40 list.
In November 2013, Tyrangiel was called on to help shape television content for Bloomberg Television. In August 2014, Tyrangiel was promoted to oversee all content on Bloomberg’s media platforms. In October 2015, Tyrangiel stepped down as editor of Bloomberg Businessweek. According to the New York Times, he is in negotiations to join Vice.
Tyrangiel has a number of interviews with celebrities and dignitaries:
- Kanye West*
- Dixie Chicks*
- Bruce Springsteen*
- Barack Obama
- Senator John Kerry
- Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert
- Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
- Yao Ming
- Sean Penn
- Nicole Kidman
- George Clooney
- Tim Cook*
- LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner
- Mayor Boris Johnson
- Ol' Dirty Bastard*
In addition, Tyrangiel published a review of Michael Jackson's musical legacy on Time.com shortly after the pop star's death.
Note: An asterisk (*) indicates a cover article.
- Stephanie Clifford (Nov. 17, 2009)."Josh Tyrangiel Named Editor of BusinessWeek"
- Ipsen, Erik (October 12, 2012). "Josh Tyrangiel, 39". Crain's New York Business. Retrieved 2015-01-13.
- No byline, "JOSH TYRANGIEL". MPA – the Association of Magazine Media. Retrieved on 2014-11-22
- No byline (August 12, 2007) Speaker Biographies Journalists.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-31
- Carr, David (2007-01-08), "Slimmer Time in the Age of the Internet". The New York Times. Retrieved on 2008-01-31
- Klenert, Josh (April 26, 2010), "Bloomberg Businessweek Redesign". The Society of Publication Designers. Retrieved on 2014-11-22
- Dumenco, Simon (October 15, 2012), "Ad Age's Magazine A-List: Josh Tyrangiel Is Editor of the Year". Ad Age. Retrieved on 2014-11-17
- Moses, Lucia (December 5, 2011), "Hot List: Magazines See what magazine brands are taking chances and embracing change". AdWeek. Retrieved on 2014-11-17
- Pompeo, Joe (May 4, 2012), "At the often stodgy National Magazine Awards, best disruptor of decorum goes to a ‘lucky’ guy from Dallas". Capital New York. Retrieved on 2014-11-21
- Pompeo, Joe (December 30, 2009), "The Insurgents of 2010". The New York Observer. Retrieved on 2014-11-22
- Weprin, Alex (November 7, 2013), "Bloomberg Media taps Josh Tyrangiel to lead TV". Capital New York. Retrieved on 2014-11-17
- Pompeo, Joe (2014-08-14), "Josh Tyrangiel elevated to head up all Bloomberg’s consumer content". Capital New York. Retrieved on 2014-10-23
- Somaiya, Ravi (1 October 2015). "Josh Tyrangiel Leaving as Editor of Bloomberg Businessweek". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
- Somaiya, Ravi (2 October 2015). "Josh Tyrangiel May Be Headed to Vice". New York Times. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
- Tyrangiel, Josh (December 6, 2012), "Tim Cook's Freshman Year: The Apple CEO Speaks". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved on 2014-12-03
- No byline (November 14, 2014), "Bloomberg, LinkedIn's Weiner on Business Strategies". Bloomberg Television. Retrieved on 2014-12-03
- (June 16, 2014), "Johnson, Bloomberg on Tech Startups, Real Estate". Bloomberg Television. Retrieved on 2014-12-03
- Turner, Zeke (February 9, 2011), "Josh Tyrangiel, Businessweek's Boy Wonder". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved on 2014-11-17
- Tyrangiel, Josh (October 28, 2007), "A House Divided". The New York Times. Retrieved on 2008-01-31
- "A House Divided", a personal essay on his family's passion for college football for The New York Times (October 28, 2007)
- "Bloomberg Taps Time’s Tyrangiel for BusinessWeek Post", Bloomberg LP named Time.com Managing Editor Josh Tyrangiel as editor of BusinessWeek, the magazine it is buying from McGraw-Hill Cos. Bloomberg.com (November 17, 2009)