The editor of nonprofit news website The Bay Citizen, Jonathan Weber, announced today that he is stepping down after 18 months.

His departure was first reported by SF Appeal, which said he was going to Reuters. But Weber would only say in his announcement that he plans to “pursue a new opportunity, the details of which will be announced shortly.”

Pulitzer-winner Steve Fainaru, a former Washington Post reporter, will take over as interim editor. Fainaru has been with The Bay Citizen since March 2010.

Weber, a former LA Times staff writer, later co-founded The Industry Standard.

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