After almost five months after she was hired away from The New York Times, Huffington Post deputy entertainment, culture and lifestyle editor Maura Egan is leaving the Web site. “I’d like to leave it at that,” she wrote in an e-mail Wednesday morning, adding that she hopes to spend the rest of August at the beach and will look into “various possibilities” after that.

Formerly travel editor at T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Egan joined the Huffington Post in the spring as part of a post–AOL acquisition hiring burst. “It’s really almost heartbreaking to leave, but this was an opportunity that I couldn’t refuse,” she said in March about her decision to leave the newspaper.

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“Maura has decided to pursue other career opportunities,” said a Huffington Post spokesman.

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