Mass Exodus at VegNews Magazine

Like so many of these things, news that something was up at VegNews magazine first broke on Twitter via the account of senior editor Jennifer Chen. Among those catching the June 10 tweet was a blogger who goes by the byline of Insufferable Vegan.

Late Tuesday night, he-she reported on LA-NYC website SuperVegan that it’s not just Chen who has decided to bail from the embattled San Francisco publication. According to the author’s sources, two other top masthead people have also quit:

The magazine’s website, which has yet to be updated, but hey, it’s not like they have the word “news” in their oh wait — still lists [Elizabeth] Castoria as its managing editor, Chen as senior editor and [Anna] Peraino as online editor. I guess it’s hard to update your masthead online when your online editor has quit.

Insufferable Vegan was unable, in a strange and comical fashion, to get official comment from magazine principal Colleen Howland. But departing employee Chen seemed rather thrilled on Twitter that quitting means she can now move back to LA with her significant other Brendan Hay, a writer whose credits include The Simpsons and Robot Chicken. See you soon at Whole Foods.

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.