New Yahoo Media czar Scott Moore dropped Yahoo News star Neil Budde from his org chart. Rumor has it he ran Yahoo Food director Deanna Brown out of the company as well; when we asked Brown, now at Scripps, about the incident, she starchily declined to comment. Now we're hearing Moore was responsible for at least one more departure as well.
Girlfriend Teresa Thomas's, that is. Thomas left Yahoo earlier this year when the relationship heated up, according to a source. Moore denies that's why she left. "We never dated while we worked together, period," he said.
In any event, Thomas never reported to Moore. A shame. Imagine the efficiency of such an arrangement. Moore could let his employees know when they've become useless to him, and then Thomas could push them out ever so delicately. Really, couldn't Yahoo could use more synergies like this?