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Yahoo News chief heading to Hearst

Neeraj Khemlani will head back to a more traditional part of the media business, leaving Yahoo for Hearst, but he'll still work on digital news.

Neeraj Khemlani, the former vice president and general manager of Yahoo News, has taken a new post at Hearst to speed its newspapers' transition to a digital world.

Hearst announced the move Monday just before an expected reorganization at Yahoo, which is under the leadership of new Chief Executive Carol Bartz.

"Hearst's major operating groups have all made substantial progress towards our corporate objective of fully participating in the digital transformation The creation of this new position is designed to accelerate the progress through greater cooperation and synergy across divisional lines. Neeraj is uniquely equipped to help me and my colleagues realize that goal," said Frank A. Bennack Jr., Hearst's vice chairman and CEO, to whom Khemlani will report when he starts March 23.

Khemlani isn't leaving because of the Yahoo reorganization, All Things D's Kara Swisher reported on Monday.

Before joining Yahoo in 2006, Khemlani worked as a producer for "60 Minutes."

(Via Bloomberg News.)