Au Revoir Richard Leiby

No one's real excited about paying for the NYT

Today, as we’ve been lamenting for the past several weeks, marks the final day of the Reliable Source we’ve come to know and love for the last two years. As he explained in the column today:

Last Item: After 17 months on the job, writing some 230 columns consisting of more than 1,000 items, Richard Leiby, the self-styled quidnunc of the nation’s capital, is giving up his job as The Reliable Source. Today marks his final column. Until editors name a replacement, this space will be occupied by the Names & Faces column. He will offer readers a final chance to share gossip with him at noon today on

Join him today for that last chat today at noon.