Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Editor of Huffington Post's New York Site Quits Role Three Weeks After Launch; David Weiner To Take Over

ARIANNA AND UNNAMED FRIENDThe Huffington Post launched its New York section on June 22. Now we hear that, only three weeks in, the site's editor, Dan Collins, is leaving his job. Dan Collins, a noted author (you should read Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11!) and also the husband of New York Times op-ed columnist Gail Collins, is remaining as a New York Editor-At-Large. We hear Katharine Zaleski will be the interim editor. Do you know more? You're absolutely welcome to email us in confidence. UPDATE: As a matter of fact, David Weiner is taking over as the New York site editor. He has a Twitter! And yes. Dan Collins will be hanging around and writing features and special projects and things. Also we are told that apparently it was "always the idea" that Dan would get things started and then phase out.

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KarenUhOh (#19)

Sometimes it's tough duty, getting paid to hire people to write for free.

HiredGoons (#603)

Maybe she should develop an entirely 'comments-based' business model?

What I meant is, have someone else develop it and then take credit.

dado (#102)

I quit Gawker only to find J.A.'s joker-esque countenance on this site?

Only 2/3 of it.

(Scroll over the pic.)

This is the first Julia Allison appearance on The Awl, right? Because if so, that explains the sudden burning/tingling sensation I just began to experience.

I'm sorry! I couldn't help myself. I had a lot of ice tea and the idea of that photo cracked me up!

Don't be alarmed, it's not an INDICATOR of things to come or anything.

Rod T (#33)

Next time you drink too much iced tea, just piss all over something.

Oh. I guess you sort of did.

HAHA! You guys are hilarious.

KarenUhOh (#19)

I miss you Julia. So much. I want to see you right now, driving a stolen–er–borrowed–er–leased–er–stolen Mercedes through the Hamptons. I want to see your dappled flanks admidstrip a gelding upon the beach. I want to see you arguing over a parking ticket. I want to hear you scream, DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM? What?? You DO????

Okay, maybe I'm stretching credulity a bit. Maybe I had a lot of Romilar and that photo cracked me up.

I miss, you, Arianna. Please make Oliver some hotcakes.

zidaane (#373)

Strapless and Talentless

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