Madeleine Haeringer has officially been named EP of Vice Media’s new HBO nightly news show. In a memo to staff, Vice Media’s Josh Tryangiel noted that Haeringer most recently was EP of MSNBC’s news coverage but has spent “the majority of her career mocking people who do desk jobs.”
Vice this morning emailed Josh’s memo to staff on the appointment – old-school style but appreciated nonetheless, and a fun read:
It’s my pleasure to welcome Madeleine Haeringer as executive producer of the Vice on HBO nightly news show. Madeleine’s most recent gig was as the executive producer of MSNBC’s news coverage, but she’s spent the majority of her career mocking people who do desk jobs. She made her name in the field covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Working as Richard Engel’s lead producer, Madeleine consistently broke news and found ways to do the stories other people couldn’t or wouldn’t cover. She’s won ten Emmys, five Murrows, three Peabodys, two DuPonts and an Overseas Press Club for her work. (The EMOP.) In addition to spending a decade living and working in the Middle East, she’s been the EP of all of NBC’s international news coverage and overseen the network’s Olympic news coverage, too.
Madeleine is pretty much what you’d expect from her resume—smart, tough, funny, profane, intrigued by our free beer, and eager to cover important global stories in surprising ways. She lives in Brooklyn and grew up in Virginia in a restaurant family. Her dad still runs L’Auberge Chez François (four-and-a-half stars on Yelp!) She starts May 16th. Feel free to Google her now.