Rachel Glucina is leaving MediaWorks' gossip website Scout after nine months, and consultation is underway with remaining staff, it has been confirmed.

The network confirmed today it had purchased Glucina's share of Scout and she was leaving to "take up a new opportunity".

"MediaWorks proposes to focus its entertainment news into Newshub and a consultation period is now underway with staff at Scout," a statement read.

Scout was launched with great fanfare in September 2015 as "New Zealand's first dedicated online entertainment destination producing local and international stories, breaking news, original TV series and webisodes".

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Rachel Glucina is leaving MediaWorks' gossip site Scout.
Rachel Glucina is leaving MediaWorks' gossip site Scout.

The website still appeared to be in operation this morning, running stories like the "10 best donuts in Auckland" and "Helen Clark joins Snapchat".


The news comes just weeks after MediaWorks Chief Executive Mark Weldon resigned, following the departure of high profile presenter Hilary Barry after 23 years.

Read more: MediaWorks chief executive Mark Weldon quits: 'Personal cost now too high to continue'