Jonathan Gold: Food Critic Leaving LA Weekly For The Los Angeles Times

02/21/2012 03:12 pm ET | Updated Feb 21, 2012

Jonathan Gold is jumping ship! The Pulitzer-prize winning food critic is leaving his long time home at LA Weekly for a new gig at the Los Angeles Times.

The food aficionado has been bouncing between the two publications for much of the last two decades.

Gold began at LA Weekly in 1982 as a proofreader and instituted his iconic column, "Counter Intelligence" in 1986. He moved to the LA Times from 1990 and then returned to LA Weekly in 2001.

"He'll be leaving here in a few weeks," reports LA Weekly. "We wish we could have kept him. Hell, we tried to keep him. But time marches on."

LA Weekly's official announcement comes on the heels of rumblings throughout media outlets that a major change was pending.

No word yet from the LA Times.

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