Andrew Golis, who was key to Yahoo’s efforts to ramp up the amount of original content it produces, is leaving the company. Golis is heading to PBS, where he will be director of digital media and senior editor at Frontline, according to a post on The Cutline, one of the five news blogs he launched during his 18-month tenure at Yahoo.
Golis joined Yahoo in October 2009 from Talking Points Memo, where he was deputy publisher. At Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), he launched news blog The Upshot, which went live over the summer, and, more recently, had started politics, national affairs, media, and foreign affairs blogs.
Golis is being succeeded as managing editor of news blogs at Yahoo by his deputy, Chris Lehmann. The company says Lehmann will now be searching for a deputy, as well as a successor to Michael Calderone, the well-known media reporter who left Yahoo to join the Huffington Post last week.