TV Fans Won’t Have Alessandra Stanley to Kick Around Anymore

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Alessandra Stanley in 2004. Photo: Getty

New York Times critic Alessandra Stanley, the woman who wrote the most-hated Shonda Rhimes profile of 2014, is leaving the television beat, according to a staff memo obtained by Gawker. Among media insiders, Stanley was infamous for her error-riddled stories on Ann Curry, Walter Cronkite, and Geraldo; in the words of managing editor Dean Baquet, she'll "return to reporting ... creating a new beat: an interdisciplinary look at the way the richest of the rich — the top 1 percent of the 1 percent — are influencing, indeed rewiring, the nation’s institutions." Mazel!