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Variety Promotes Todd Spangler to Business Editor


Variety veteran Todd Spangler has been promoted to Business Editor, overseeing coverage of corporate and financial news, mergers and acquisitions and other deal activity for media and entertainment’s largest conglomerates.

Spangler will also continue to drive Variety‘s coverage of digital media and Silicon Valley tech giants. Based in New York, Spangler is a pillar of daily breaking news coverage. In recent years he’s been the lead reporter on such such long-running business dramas as the travails of Elon Musk, Facebook and its privacy and political battles, the introduction of TikTok to the U.S., the maturation of Netflix and YouTube as well as the rise of platforms such as podcasting, games and esports. He’s also known in the Variety newsroom for his deft touch with news-of-the-weird stories that arise on his beats.

“Todd is one of Variety‘s most diligent, dedicated and prolific writer-editors whose experience shows every day in his work. He’s also a great colleague,” said Cynthia Littleton and Ramin Setoodeh, Variety‘s Co-Editors in Chief. “We’re happy to see him take on more responsibility for steering our coverage of business and financial news and the ever-growing digital and tech arena.”

Spangler joined Variety in 2013 as New York digital editor. Before that he worked as technology editor for Multichannel News covering the cable industry. Earlier in his career, Spangler was an editor and writer with several technology publications, including PC Magazine, Interactive Week and Baseline. During his tenure as a senior editor at Baseline, the magazine won three Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards in 2005-2006. Spangler has three decades of journalism experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.