Todd Kliman is leaving Washingtonian.
The critic sent a series of Tweets announcing his departure. (UPDATE: the Tweets mirrored a statement he first sent to Washington Post's Tom Sietsema).
I will be leaving Washingtonian at the end of May.— Todd Kliman (@toddkliman) March 16, 2016
Many thanks to my readers for their passion for food, enthusiasm for exploring new tastes, and tips and feedback.— Todd Kliman (@toddkliman) March 16, 2016
I'm grateful to the magazine for its support for my OtherWise column, which yesterday was nominated for a James Beard Award.— Todd Kliman (@toddkliman) March 16, 2016
I can't say yet what's in the works, but I hope to be able to do so soon.— Todd Kliman (@toddkliman) March 16, 2016
The critic was nominated for two James Beard awards in 2016, one for his "Otherwise" column in the publication he's leaving. He joined the magazine in 2005, having covered food for Washington City Paper before that. Kliman will leave the magazine by the end of May, according to his announcement.
Eater has reached out to Washingtonian's editor for any statement on the departure. UPDATE: Editor Michael Schaffer responds, via email:
Todd's been with the magazine for 11 stellar years. He's won a number of awards for us--including a best dining writing award last year from the City and Regional Magazine Association--and helped us win a bunch more for the entire magazine's food coverage. We've been lucky to work with him, and hope our readers will still encounter him in our pages in the future. We can't wait to see what his next act will be.