Thomas supposedly has a “penchant for management,” according to Gawker owner Nick Denton, which the gossip writer didn’t get to exercise after Denton rolled Valleywag’s content into Gawker.com and fired all five writers late last year. At his new gig, NBCBayArea.com, which is still in beta, he’ll be the managing editor, which should provide the responsibility he craves.
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