What’s more surprising about the news that longtime Page Six-er Paula Froelich is leaving her job? That someone has opted out of a steady journalism gig in this economy, or that books are actually selling?
Paula Froelich, who has been penning Page Six columns for the last ten years, is leaving her post at the New York Post. Froelich, who recently published her debut novel, “Mercury in Retrograde” — a roman à clef of sorts about the very world she has covered — will be moving on to “focus on writing books and work in television” according to WWD. Well-timed Paula! Nothing smooths a career transition like a best-selling book.
The question now is who will replace her? The life of a gossip columnist is not an easy one: long hours, tough deadlines, and meals comprised of hors d’oeuvres, which all sounds great until you have to do it six nights a week.
Spencer Morgan, who was just laid off from the Observer might be a good fit, though recently there were rumors the Daily News had its eye on him. Or perhaps Sean Evans, who recently lost his post at the Daily News‘ Gatecrasher. There’s also Jo Piazza, also formerly of the Daily News, who was laid off last December. Whoever it is has big shoes to fill: Froelich’s been at this a long time and she knows her beat. Suggestions? Tips? We’d love to hear them!
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