Ellen Pao is resigning as acting chief executive of social news platform Reddit, a source familiar with situation said on Friday.
Co-founder Steve Huffman will take over the site's leadership, the source said.
Pao achieved notoriety through a sex discrimination lawsuit filed against her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. She lost the suit earlier this year, and is appealing the decision.
She joined Reddit in April 2013 and became its acting chief executive in November.
(Reporting by Sarah McBride; Editing by Christian Plumb)