Boston.com Editor-in-Chief Tim Molloy Is Out
According to multiple sources, Boston.com editor-in-chief Tim Molloy is out as the website’s top editor.
Sources report that Molloy’s departure was announced to the newsroom by newly appointed general manager Eleanor Cleverly.
His last day as editor was today and an email sent to his globe.com email address bounced.
“I want to thank Tim for his hard work and many contributions to Boston.com and wish him well as he begins this new chapter,” said Cleverly in a statement.
The news of Molloy’s departure comes just days after Boston.com announced Cleverly was replacing Corey Gottlieb as the Boston Globe-owned site’s general manager.
Molloy was appointed as editor-in-chief in February after the site went through a series of embarrassing missteps. Prior to joining the site, Molloy worked as a digital engagement editor at PBS and as a reporter at a number of outlets like , and the Associated Press.
Former Boston magazine digital editor Kaitlyn Johnston, who joined the site as deputy editor at the same time as Molloy, has been appointed as the site’s new editor-in-chief. Prior to her time at Boston, Johnston worked at Pittsburgh magazine as its digital editor.
Former Bon Appetit.com editor Matt Gross ran the site for two months last fall before quitting Thanksgiving week. Since its formal detachment from the Boston Globe, the site has undergone long stretches without a leader on the editorial side.