Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who broke the NSA scandal, is leaving the Guardian to start his own news publication, BuzzFeed reports.
Word of Greenwald’s new venture Tuesday comes one day after the reporter announced that there were many more important stories from the Edward Snowden NSA leaks that are in the pipeline.
After the information was leaked, Greenwald released the following statement, emphasis is ours:
My partnership with the Guardian has been extremely fruitful and fulfilling: I have high regard for the editors and journalists with whom I worked and am incredibly proud of what we achieved.
The decision to leave was not an easy one, but I was presented with a once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity that no journalist could possibly decline.
Because this news leaked before we were prepared to announce it, I’m not yet able to provide any details of this momentous new venture, but it will be unveiled very shortly.
Update 7:30 p.m.: Reuters, citing unnamed sources, says that Greenwald’s mysterious publication is backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.