Matt Yglesias Leaving Slate to Join Ezra Klein's Venture

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Matt Yglesias, a prominent blogger and Slate's "Moneybox" columnist, is leaving the site at the end of February to join Ezra Klein's new venture, according to a staff memo.

Slate editor-in-chief David Plotz described Yglesias's departure as "a great opportunity for him to found and create an exciting new venture, working in partnership with one of his closest friends, who's also one of the best journalists around."

Klein's possible departure from The Washington Post had been the talk of D.C. media for the past month, with the paper finally announcing Tuesday that he, Melissa Bell and Dylan Matthews were leaving for a new venture.