Verizon Media Chief Departing After Not Getting Top Job | 10/26/2016 | Staff
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Verizon Communication Inc media chief Marni Walden confirmed on Tuesday she had decided to leave the telecommunications company next year after it became clear she would not become its next chief executive.

Walden, executive vice president and president of global media, also said at a Fortune conference in Washington that her planned departure, announced last week, had nothing to do with Verizon’s earlier announcement that a data breach at Yahoo affected 3 billion accounts, three times what the company said in December.

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“I am going to take a risk and I am going to go do something different,” she said.

In a brief interview after the event, Walden said she did not have another job lined up. She has a one-year non compete, she noted, which she joked will require her to take a “forced vacation.”

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Walden, the company’s top-ranking female executive, played a big role in Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo and...
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