Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson Leaves Wired
Anderson will pursue entrepreneurial start up.
After an 11-year stint as Wired's top editor, Chris Anderson is stepping down. According to a memo released late Friday by CondĂ© Nast CEO Charles Townsend, Anderson will leave the magazine, pursuing his "entrepreneurial dream." The announcement comes about 10 days after the publication announced it was increasing its rate base for the 11th consecutive year to 825,000--a bump of 3 percent or 25,000. Below is the full note from Townsend on Anderson's departure:
TodayÂ Chris Anderson, editor in chief ofÂ Wired,Â announced that he will be leaving CondĂ© Nast at the end of the year to become CEO of 3D Robotics, a company he cofounded several years ago.
â€śThis is an opportunity for me to pursue an entrepreneurial dream,â€ť Chris said. â€śIâ€™m confident thatÂ Wiredâ€™s mission to influence and chronicle the digital revolution is stronger than ever and will continue to expand and evolve.â€ť
Chris joinedÂ WiredÂ as editor in chief in 2001. During his tenure, the magazine received eight National Magazine Awards, including the prestigious top prize for General Excellence in 2005, 2007 and 2009. In 2010,Â AdweekÂ honoredÂ Â WiredÂ as its Magazine of the Decade.Â Â
As with every brand that challenges the current times and predicts the future,Â WiredÂ will now embark on the next phase of its quest to determine â€śwhat will matter.â€ťÂ Please join me in thanking Chris for his extraordinary contributions to theÂ WiredÂ franchise. We wish him the best of luck in his new venture and look forward to naming his successor shortly.
T.J. Raphael is a FOLIO: Magazine Associate Editor. Follow her on Twitter.
Post Comment / Discuss This Blog - Info/Rules