Reports in the newsroom are that Howard Burns, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter, will leave the job tomorrow. A call to him was transferred to spokeswoman Linda Miller, who would confirm only that an announcement is likely tomorrow afternoon. (In the morning, THR will be busy with the release of its annual Women in Entertainment Power 100.) Burns was upped to editorial director in March, shortly after the new publisher took over.
* 4:25 pm update: After this post went up, I'm told that Burns called together the staff and confirmed he is leaving THR and was pushed. He reportedly said, "If I told you this was voluntary, I'd be lying..." And later: Variety's Gabriel Snyder reports that Matthew King, VP for content and audience, announced last week that he is departing. King and Burns had been promoted before the latest publisher, John Kilcullen, came on in October.