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Peacock, head of CNNMoney, is leaving next month

February 25, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Chris Peacock, the business journalist who has overseen CNNMoney.com for the past 10 years, is leaving the joint venture between Time Inc. and CNN next month.

His last day will be March 14.

As the executive editor and vice president of CNNMoney.com, Peacock oversees the site’s content strategy. Since Peacock joined CNNMoney.com in 2004, traffic has more than doubled, increasing from 180 million pageviews a month to 450 million.

“I want to go out and explore things that are changing fast,” said Peacock in a telephone interview with Talking Biz News. “I want to explore what is changing in the industry, and I haven’t had time to do that on my own.”

Peacock has been the only Time Inc. employee at CNNMoney.com, which is being taken over by CNN on June 1 as the magazine business splits off from the cable business at Time Warner.

Peacock said that he believes that the website, which has been the online home for Fortune and Money magazines, is in good shape for the split. Time Inc. has been hiring journalists to launch websites for its business magazines when the split occurs.

Peacock also oversaw the launch of video on the site. CNNMoney.com attracts the largest mobile audience in the category, with an average of 3 million unique visitors per month.

Peacock has also expanded the site’s business coverage of companies and technology, and continues to launch new forms of storytelling, including on-demand business video. Most recently, Peacock has overseen the launch of eight new business shows, an upgraded video experience, and the debut of a new technology destination.

Previously, Peacock was the executive editor and vice president of Fortune Group Online — Fortune.com, FSB.com and Business2.com — where he oversaw all online editorial content. Prior to joining Fortune Group Online in 2001, Peacock worked at Inside.com from 2000 to 2001, where he served first as managing editor and then editor.

He has also worked at Time Inc. New Media, Mobile Office, United Feature Syndicate, World Press Review and The Nation.


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