Head of Yahoo's media unit quits

Summary:David Graves, senior vice president of Yahoo's media division, on Wednesday said that he plans to leave the Web portal in February. Graves is the latest high-level executive to resign from the company.

David Graves, senior vice president of Yahoo's media division, on Wednesday said that he plans to leave the Web portal in February. Graves is the latest high-level executive to resign from the company.

Graves oversaw Yahoo's well-known content properties, including news, sports, finance, health and weather. The division recently added entertainment, which includes Yahoo's movie promotions and its online music site Launch.com.

"I am leaving for lifestyle reasons to spend less time away from my family," he said in a telephone interview. Graves added that his decision stemmed from the travel demands between his home in Massachusetts and Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., headquarters.

"If I lived on the West Coast I'd definitely be staying," Graves added.

No successor has been named, but Yahoo plans to look for a replacement. --Jim Hu, Special to ZDNet News

Topics: Health

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