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Daily Beast’s Fernández takes buyout

Maria Elena Fernandez“2013 starting off with a bang! Newsweek printed its last issue and with that came layoffs and buyouts. I took a buyout. What’s next? Who knows. But it’s exciting,” wrote María Elena Fernández on her Facebook page.

Her departure from The Daily Beast comes less than 2 years since she was hired as senior entertainment reporter. Prior to joining the now struggling publication, María Elena spent 12 years as an entertainment reporter at the L.A. Times.

About taking the buyout, she says: “It was just the best thing for me. I don’t really have a lot to say about it. It was a good offer and I took it. I’m not sure about the future. Going to try some different things.”

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