Anthony Soohoo, svp and gm of entertainment at CBS Interactive, is leaving the company, according to AllThingsD.com.
Soohoo’s exit comes just five days after CBS acquired the social TV site Clicker.com and put founder Jim Lanzone in charge of CBS Interactive.
Per AllThingsD.com, Soohoo was already planning to leave CBS prior to that deal but had agreed to stay on until Lanzone, who replaced outgoing CBS interactive head Neil Ashe, was in place. Soohoo, a onetime Yahoo executive, joined CBS in late 2007 when the network acquired his gossip startup Dotspotter.com for $10 million.
“In discussions with [CBS CEO] Leslie Moonves and Neil over the past eight months, I made a personal commitment to work through the transition until we had a new leader at CBS Interactive,” wrote Soohoo in an internal memo. ”Now that we have named Jim Lanzone as our new president, the time is right for me to step out and seek my next challenge. I’ve always embraced the Taoist proverb that the journey is the reward and to say that we’ve had an amazing journey together is an understatement. I am especially proud of the product innovations and business growth that we have accomplished together.”