Martin Nisenholtz, senior VP-digital operations for the Times Co., and Ron McCoy, CTO of the About.com division, will run the Web site on an interim basis. Diane McNulty, a spokeswoman for Times Co., said the company will look internally and externally for a successor to Meyer.
Times Co. bought About.com from Primedia for $400 million in 2005. The About.com division had $102.7 million in revenue last year, up 28% from 2006, and $34.7 million in operating profit, up 12.6%.
Meyer’s departure comes as dissident shareholders are increasing pressure on Times Co. to unload some print assets and ramp up Internet investments.