Vice News promoted Micheal Learmonth to editor-in-chief, the company announced Monday.

Learmonth, who was news director in charge of the U.S., will now manage coverage of Canada and Latin America as well. He reports to Katie Drummond, senior vice president of global news. The new role is effective immediately.

The editor-in-chief position has been empty since the last editor-in-chief, Ryan McCarthyRyan McCarthyTrump appointee endorses Christine Wormuth as Army secretaryOvernight Defense: Former Navy secretary reportedly spent .4M on travel | Ex-Pentagon chief Miller to testify on Jan. 6 Capitol attack | Austin to deliver West Point commencement speechTrump’s Navy secretary spent over M on travel during pandemic: reportMORE, left Vice News in 2019.

In mid-March, Vice News promoted Liz Landers to chief political correspondent, tasking her with leading on-air political coverage for its TV newsmagazine Vice News Tonight and the outlet’s broader news coverage.

Vice Media, the parent company of Vice News, is rumored to be involved in a proposed merger with investment company 7GC & Co Holdings.