As of December 31 I will no longer be an employee of TWiT. Leo decided that he needs “an in-studio anchor for Tech News Today, and a News Director who can help us build the kind of organization you can count on for authoritative tech news and information.”
Mike Elgan has been hired to become the lead anchor of Tech News Today and TWiT’s first official News Director. It’s a great call. Mike’s a smart guy. I congratulate him and wish him the best of luck.
You can read more about it at inside.twit.tv.
I agreed, as did Leo and Lisa, not to say much more about it to try to avoid a “he said she said” situation. That’s not helpful for anyone.
To clarify a couple questions:
I found out Tuesday and agreed to keep it confidential until Thursday.
Thursday evening Leo very kindly changed his mind about Frame Rate but I politely declined.
Now for more positive news!
I spent all day Friday on the phone and while I have nothing nailed down quite yet, some good stuff is brewing.
I’m also gobsmacked by the outpouring of affection on Twitter and in the chat room. I cannot thank the audience enough. TNT has the smartest audience in the world and now I can say quite truthfully the most supportive too. Thank you.
I’ll be doing a Google Hangout on Monday evening to brainstorm ideas with anybody who’s interested. Look for details here and on Twitter.
Thus Kent, O princes, bids you all adieu;
He’ll shape his old course in a country new.