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'Seattle Times' Editor-at-Large Fancher to Retire

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'Seattle Times' Editor-at-Large Fancher to Retire

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Michael R. Fancher, editor at large and senior vice president for the Seattle Times Company, has announced his retirement, effective April 30, 2008, the paper revealed in a release first posted on the Poynter.org Romenesko site.

Fancher served as executive editor of the Times from 1986 to 2006. He joined the paper as a reporter in 1978, and served as assistant city editor, night city editor and assistant managing editor/news and managing editor, the release stated.

"During Fancher's tenure as managing editor and executive editor, The Seattle Times won four Pulitzer Prizes and was named a finalist an impressive 15 times. Fancher's vision and leadership led to the creation of seattletimes.com, which became one of the nation's most successful newspaper Web sites," the announcement stated.

"I have been blessed to spend 30 years at a newspaper whose owners and employees have been dedicated to providing readers the best in independent journalism. …

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