Top Editor Morrissey Exits Broadly Site

Vice Media site Broadly is losing its founder and editor-in-chief, Tracie Egan Morrissey, just a year after the women’s interest site launched, according to a report from Politico.

Tracie Egan Morrissey has been the the site's editor-in-chief since it debuted in August 2015.

This June, Broadly staffers complained about Morrissey's “aggressive management style and off-color jokes,” according to Politico.

As a result, Morrissey went on a 30-day paid leave from the company. That extended leave trickled into August, and now Vice has informed the Broadly staff that Morrissey will step down as editor-in-chief.



However, she will remain at Vice Media in a yet-to-be-announced capacity.

Broadly was very much Morrissey’s creation.

Last March, WWD reported that Morrissey, a Jezebel veteran, approached Vice co-founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi with her “special vision” for a new female-centric Vice channel.

Broadly is experiencing other managerial shuffles. Shanon Kelley, the site's publisher, is reportedly moving to a new position and Lauren Oyler, a Broadly editor, quit last week.

Ciel Hunter, Vice's head of content, is in charge of finding the next editor-in-chief of Broadly.

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