VentureBeat logo GDylan Tweney, a senior editor at Wired.com from 2007 to 2011, has been named editor-in-chief of VentureBeat, a site covering emerging tech and companies. Tweney has served as executive editor of VentureBeat since 2011.

“Dylan is the ideal steward to lead VentureBeat to its next stage of development,” said Matt Marshall, CEO of VentureBeat, in a statement. “He has both a clear vision of where the editorial product needs to go and an eye for courting and developing talent. Given the great work he’s done as executive editor, we are excited to see what he will accomplish in his new role.”

Tweney’s appointment is effective immediately.