Todd will start hosting Sept. 7. Andrea Mitchell will fill in in the interim, beginning Sunday.
Earlier this week, a pair of Twitter users called into question several of Johnson's posts that had taken phrases and sentences from sources including About.com and The National Review.
"There has been so much in the report of late to crow about," the executive editor wrote in a Friday memo.
The numbers suggest that even as magazine publishers continue to push for more digital ad dollars, that ever-important September issue is showing no signs of ceding its cultural and revenue relevance.
Baquet, the paper's newly minted executive editor, will be out of the newsroom for about a week.
Editor in chief David Remnick informed staff of her departure in a Friday afternoon note.
Anna Holmes' new mission: bring Fusion TV to young viewers, wherever they are, and get off the Internet hamster wheel.
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The period of his tenure was as eventful a time as any in the paper's 162-year history
"We are sorry to see him do there what he has done so well here," Baquet wrote in the message obtained by Capital.