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McClatchy's VP/News Weaver to Retire at Year's End

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

McClatchy's VP/News Weaver to Retire at Year's End

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The McClatchy Co. said today that Howard Weaver, its vice president of news, has announced his retirement at the end of the year.

Weaver, 58, began his journalism career as a stringer at the now McClatchy-owned Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News. He led that paper to two Pulitzer Prize wins for public service journalism.

"I've been working at newspapers one way or another for 40 years now, almost 30 of them with McClatchy, and leaving marks one of the biggest transitions in my life," Weaver said in a statement. "Journalism is the profession that has defined me, and McClatchy is the company that nurtured me. It's hard to leave when friends and colleagues are working so hard in such a tough period, but one chapter has to end before another can begin. I feel like there's another chapter left for me."

Weaver plans to remain in Sacramento where he plans "to think and try to write and go camp in the desert."

Gary Pruitt, CEO of McClatchy, said in a statement: "Howard really has been a visionary executive, and we can't thank him enough for all his leadership and distinguished service. …

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