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Gell, a Radar and W veteran who's been at the Observer since 2010, has come to a decision: He announced to staff via email today that he is leaving the paper for a new gig consulting on an unnamed startup.(1)
Kurson's 'Observer' meant to appeal to 'Staten Island first responders, second-generation NYers in Forest Hills'
Kurson said he wants it to feel less exclusive and elite, according to our sources.(4)
Former 'Observer' editor Aaron Gell, surprised by news of his replacement, still deciding whether to stay on as No. 2
Gell declined to comment further about Kurson's appointment, which insiders we spoke with believe was as much a surprise to Gell as it was to the rest of the staff.
New 'Observer' editor Ken Kurson is a media veteran with family ties and, possibly, an abstemious hand
The move is the latest development in a saga that has been closely watched within New York media circles since the spring of 2009, when The Observer's longtime editor-in-chief, Peter Kaplan, left the paper after 15 years at the helm.(1)