On the heels of our report about layoffs hitting the AOL homepage team, the New York Post's Keith Kelly hears that editor-in-chief Cyndi Stivers "is said to be exiting."
As we noted yesterday, this week's layoffs and a new AOL.com leadership structure have raised questions about the Entertainment Weekly, Time Out and CJR alumna's future at the site, which hired her just six months ago.
Stivers and an AOL spokesperson declined to comment when we reached them by phone, but sources confirmed that she is currently still employed as editor-in-chief at AOL.
Kelly's sources described her likely exit as a "slow fire" that won't go public until the New Year.
AOL is in the process of hashing out a new content strategy for its homepage. The strategy will emphasize video, which is becoming an increasingly favored medium industry-wide because of the higher advertising rates it commands. Earlier this week, the company announced it had hired an HGTV executive as head of programming and executive producer of AOL.com.