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Ken Tucker Lands at Yahoo! Bill Carter Takes New York Times Buyout

Ken Tucker Lands at Yahoo! Bill Carter Takes New York Times Buyout

Veteran TV Ken Tucker, who left Entertainment Weekly in 2013, has landed a new job as Yahoo!’s first TV critic, Tucker announced via his Twitter feed today. 

It’s good news for those who’ve been waiting for Tucker to land a regular berth. But where the TV gods giveth, they taketh away. News also broke today that 25-year-veteran TV correspondent Bill Carter had accepted a buyout from the New York Times, just as Tucker did at EW last year. Carter, who wrote the classic The Late Shift on the Letterman/Leno wars, told the Huffington Post the decision was "agonizing and wrenching." Given the Times’ nagging issues with ill-informed TV writing, they can hardly afford to lose a reporter as great as Carter, whose replacement will have some mighty shoes to fill.

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