A "person with knowledge of the matter" says IAC/InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller may try to sell The Daily Beast, Sarah Frier reports. BuzzFeed reported yesterday that Beast Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown would leave the publication.
Frier's source also said Beast Executive Editor John Avlon will probably replace Brown.
Brown, whom the Beast describes as "irrepressible," will start a company that produces conferences. Another unnamed person told Politico that Brown's venture "is really a marriage of her commitment to journalism and story telling, its going to be really event orientated." (Thank goodness no one had their name on that one -- "story telling" should be one word; "its" should have been "it's"; and "event oriented" really needs a hyphen!)
A "source familiar with the situation" told the Daily News' David Knowles the divorce was "totally amicable." (more...)