His departure was first reported by SF Appeal, which said he was going to Reuters. But Weber would only say in his announcement that he plans to "pursue a new opportunity, the details of which will be announced shortly."
Pulitzer-winner Steve Fainaru, a former Washington Post reporter, will take over as interim editor. Fainaru has been with The Bay Citizen since March 2010.
Weber, a former LA Times staff writer, later co-founded The Industry Standard.