Co-Chief Eric Eldon Leaving TechCrunch

One half of the heavyweight duo operating Silicon Valley's industry blog of record is making his exit. After a little over two years at the helm alongside Alexia Tsotsis, TechCrunch co-editor Eric Eldon will soon depart the site. He planned to make the news official next week.

Co-Chief Eric Eldon Leaving TechCrunch

Eldon, always the flagship site's most level head, confirmed his move to me earlier today, but declined to say what his next project will beā€”though he will be taking a few "weeks off." This leaves TechCrunch, still the most influential of all startup insider publications, with a single editorial leader, Alexia. It's unclear whether she or her overlords at AOL will look to fill Eldon's staid co-editor seat, but at this point she's undoubtedly the face of TechCrunch, even as the burned-in image of Mike Arrington fades from our retinas.

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