Veteran New Yorker staffer Nancy Franklin is giving up her job as TV critic. She announced on Twitter on Tuesday that she was departing the “best job ever” but she was “happy to be giving it up.”
“Nancy decided she was tired of writing for a while, and tired of writing about TV,” wrote New Yorker editor Remnick in an email to WWD. “I expect, after she catches her breath, she’ll begin writing for us again and I dearly hope so.”
He added: “I don’t know yet what direction she’ll take, but I do know she’ll take it here.”
Remnick said that Franklin will be replaced. She did not respond to a phone call and email seeking comment.
Franklin has been the magazine’s TV critic since 1998 and was one of Remnick’s first appointments when he took over the magazine. Franklin started as an editorial assistant with The New Yorker in 1978.