Douglas MacMillan of Bloomberg News reports that TechCrunch senior editor Sarah Lacy, a well-known tech journalist, plans to depart the site.
MacMillan writes, “Lacy, an author and former columnist for Businessweek and co-host of Yahoo’s TechTicker video series, joined TechCrunch in 2009, before the blog’s acquisition by AOL. Her departure follows that of Michael Arrington, the TechCrunch founder who left in September to start a venture fund.
“Kiersten Hollars, a spokeswoman for AOL in Palo Alto, California, didn’t respond to requests for comment.”
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Lacy is the author of two critically acclaimed books, “Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0” (Gotham Books, May 2008) and “Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos (Wiley, February 2011).
Lacy has been a reporter in Silicon Valley for nearly 15 years, covering everything from the tiniest startups to the largest public companies