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Matt Brady announces his departure from Newsarama

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Matt Brady announces his departure from Newsarama

Newsarama Senior Editor Matt Brady announced this afternoon that he’s leaving after nearly 10 years with the comics website.

Newsarama founder Michael Doran will remain. Lucas Siegel, a frequent site contributor and husband of DC Comics assistant editor Janelle Siegel, will step in to Brady’s role.

“After nearly twenty years of covering comics, and ten years with Newsarama, I’ve decided that it’s time for me to move on to other arenas and challenges,” Brady wrote in his farewell message. “And just to cut off the legs of any rumors that may be trying to take root, this is a decision I made, and am leaving the site at my own time, on my own terms.”

Brady and Doran sold Newsarama to digital media company Imaginova in October 2007, but remained to run the website.

Jonah Weiland, executive producer of Comic Book Resources, offered the following words for Brady:

Matt, I hope the future holds as much success for you as you’ve experienced in the past.  The job we do is a difficult one, but most people only see the final product and thus we make it look easy.  I know how hard you’ve worked over the years having spent numerous conventions trading war stories, so I hope you get some time to relax a bit before jumping to your next venture.  And I’ll never forget one of the more fun adventures I’ve had during a convention and you were part of it.  It was a Chicago convention, I believe 2004, and after the show on Saturday night I convinced you and CBR staffers Augie De Blieck Jr. and Michael Sullivan to hop on the train with me into downtown Chicago for dinner.  There was no plan, no dinner place selected, I had no idea where I was going, but I figured we’d just go and see what happens.  Augie was certain we ‘d die or end up bleeding in an alley.  Not only did we make it back alive, we had a fun little adventure in Chicago, a phenomenal dinner at an incredible steak house (my pork thing was as big as my head!) and even got to watch them filming aerial shots for Batman Begins as we sat outside.  Good times.

Best of luck, Matt!  Enjoy the moment.

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