At a University of Chicago panel yesterday, Rocco Castoro surprised the crowd when he announced that he is no longer the editor-in-chief of Vice Media.
“As of last night, I’m no longer with Vice,” Castoro said, according to Capital New York. “In order to come to this event, I felt that, given some circumstances I won’t get into and we shouldn’t detract from this — I was there for a decade and love so many people there and they did great work — but in order to be here and talk to you guys, some stuff happened, let’s say.”
It’s unclear what exactly led to Castoro’s public resignation, but according to Politico, he’s already been replaced. Vice heads have tapped Ellis Jones, who’s been the acting editor-in-chief for the last six months, to serve in his place. Jones is the first woman to take on the role of editor-in-chief in Vice’s 20-year history.