Washington Post TV columnist Lisa de Moraes Exiting After 15 Years

The "TV Column" writer says she's tired of commuting between the East Coast and Los Angeles, where her husband lives.

The Washington Post's longtime TV columnist Lisa de Moraes is leaving the newspaper at the end of May.

De Moraes has spent 15 years at the paper, where she writes "The TV Column." But she's been commuting between the East Coast and Los Angeles, where her husband lives, for the past six years.

"My husband is based in L.A., and I've decided I don't want to do the bicoastal thing anymore," de Moraes told Politico. "I'm moving to Los Angeles so I can live with my husband."

Her husband, Jeff Copeland, previously worked at The Post and is now senior manager of content production at Dex One, based in Santa Monica.

Last year, The Post announced that it was offering voluntary buyouts to newsroom employees, but it's unclear if de Moraes' exit also is related to that.

Before joining The Post, de Moraes spent 10 years as TV editor at The Hollywood Reporter.

De Moraes' announcement comes two weeks after The Post eliminated its 43-year-old ombudsman position.

It also follows on the heels of Entertainment Weekly TV critic Ken Tucker's and movie critic Lisa Schwarzbaum's decisions to take a buyout as part of a recent 6 percent reduction in staff at Time Inc.

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