Wired editor in chief Chris Anderson leaving
November 5, 2012
Chris Anderson, one of Condé Nast’s defining editors, will no longer be editing.
The longtime editor in chief of Wired is stepping down in order to become chief executive officer of the startup 3D Robotics, a company based in San Diego that manufactures drones.
Anderson co-founded the company three years ago.
Under Anderson’s leadership, Wired won the National Magazine Awards’ general excellence award three times and saw its influence in the magazine world soar.
Anderson wrote three books during his 11-year tenure, though his time wasn’t without controversy. He admitted to lifting from a Wikipedia article in crafting one of those tomes.
Anderson announced his exit on Friday. He will leave by year’s end, and Condé Nast has begun a search for his replacement.
In a statement, he said that working for 3D Robotics fulfilled “an entrepreneurial dream.”
As he tweeted on Friday, “Bittersweet day. Leaving beloved @wired team after 11+ yrs. Joining young @3drobotics team w/ great things ahead.”
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