One of the most respected editors in online poker media, John Caldwell has announced his resignation from Poker News after five years in the hot seat.
"I just felt it was time," said Caldwell. "I'm looking to change focus, and now felt right."
Caldwell joined the nascent Poker News and has overseen its development into an authoritative and knowledgeable online poker medium that owns over 100 domains and employs some 200 people internationally.
Damon Rasheed, CEO of the company said the directors were very grateful for the contribution Caldwell had made. "On behalf of all PokerNews staff, I would like to wish John and his family all the best for the future," he said.
"I'm really proud of what we accomplished at PokerNews," said Caldwell. "In a matter of a little over three years, we went from three guys in a tiny room to one of the largest poker sites on the web. PokerNews will always be a chapter in the book of my life that I am proud of. I have really enjoyed working with PokerNews. I'll continue to contribute as a consultant on an ad hoc basis. I wish Tony G, Damon, and everyone at PokerNews continued success."
There is at present no indication of what Caldwell's future plans may be. His successor has not yet been publicly named.