Bloomberg makes bold choice for new BusinessWeek editor in chief

Jeff Bercovici

In case it wasn't perfectly apparent that it's a new day at BusinessWeek, the magazine's new owner, Bloomberg LP, cleared things up Tuesday with its appointment of a new editor in chief. The job will go to Josh Tyrangiel, who, as deputy managing editor of Time, had been overseeing the newsweekly's fast-growing online presence. He replaces Stephen Adler, who resigned after McGraw Hill's sale of the title was announced.

Tyrangiel represents fresh blood in more ways than one. At 37, he's younger than many of the longer-serving editors and writers on BusinessWeek's masthead (although it's not yet official which of those editors and writers will be sticking around). And his background is in general news and entertainment, not business, unlike others who were reported to be possibilities, such as former Fortune editor Eric Pooley and former Portfolio editor Joanne Lipman.