Stephanie Smith is heading to Yahoo.
The former Page Six reporter has departed The New York Post after five and a half years, and she will now serve as senior editor of Yahoo Food, WWD has learned.
Yahoo confirmed the news on Sunday.
Smith will report to Yahoo Food editor in chief Kerry Diamond when she starts her new job on Sep. 14. Diamond was tapped to helm Yahoo’s food vertical in September 2014. Her addition followed a string of big name hires, such as Joe Zee for Yahoo Style and Michele Promaulayko for Yahoo Health. Last week, Yahoo tapped former Time Inc. editor in chief Martha Nelson as global editor in chief overseeing all of Yahoo’s digital magazines, including Food.
Smith, who authored a food blog called 300Sandwiches.com and a memoir “300 Sandwiches: A Multilayered Love Story…with Recipes,” will write about food-related current events, trends and personalities for Yahoo Food.
At Page Six, Smith covered breaking business, fashion and entertainment news. Smith could not be reached for comment, however she did write a note on her departure on her personal Facebook page on Sunday.
Smith offered: “I had such a hard time saying good bye because I’ll miss my colleagues so much that I spent two days editing my good-bye e-mail. And another half an hour editing this Facebook note. I could go on, but I’ve got to say so long for now…Onward.”
Prior to The Post, Smith served as a media reporter at WWD from 2006 to 2009. She also held various reporting roles at Media Week, People and Money Magazine.