AOL Patch Exec Calls it Quits; Stuck with Tattoo
From Somewhere in Corporate America–”You’ve Got Mail!” This time, for AOL Patch higher ups, it’s a resignation from another high ranking employee in the company. Jim Romenesko, who has been following the escapades of AOL Patch by publicly releasing news tips he receives from disgruntled and concerned insiders reports AOL has lost yet another member of their brass, communications executive, Janine Iamunno.
Iamunno was in charge Communications at Patch. Before joining the company, she held a senior public relations role at CNN and previously managed public relations for MTV.
“I have just announced I am leaving Patch!” Iamunno stated in a Facebook post. ”…This was a very tough decision, but the right one for me.”
Iamunno leaves the company with a stark reminder of her former employer, a Patch! logo tattoo, she says.
A comment on Romensko’s website, by Teri Buhl, a reporter who has also been outspoken about the local Patch Website in New Canaan read “I caught her lying on two stories I worked on. Glad she is out of there but doubt patch hires anyone who can handle the job.”
Iamunno is the latest in a list of higher ups who have abandoned the hyper local ‘news’ giant that isn’t just losing people, but also money at an alarming rate, an estimated $147 million in 2011.
America Online operates local patch websites in Ocean County in Point Pleasant, Toms River, Manchester, Lacey and Berkeley in addition to nearly 800 other communities in the United States.
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