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'Chicago Sun-Times' Appoints New Editor in Chief

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'Chicago Sun-Times' Appoints New Editor in Chief

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Chicago Sun-Times veteran Donald Hayner was named editor in chief of the Chicago Sun-Times late Wednesday, replacing Michael Cooke, who resigned last week to become editor in chief of Canada's largest daily, the Toronto Star.

Hayner, 57, is a 27-year veteran of the Sun-Times who most recently was the tabloid's managing editor.

Named to replace Hayner as managing editor was another longtime Sun-Times journalist Andrew Herrmann, 48. He joined the Sun-Times 25 years ago, and has worked as a reporter, lifestyles editor, Sunday editor, assistant city editor, editorial writer and Op-Ed columnist.

At the Sun-Times, Hayner has been the metro editor, city editor, a general assignment reporter, a personal finance writer, a neighborhood beat reporter and a Sunday features writer.

Hayner started his journalism career at the legendary City News Bureau, Chicago's "boot camp" for journalists. He came to journalism after practicing law for three years. Before joining the Sun-Times he worked for the old Suburban Trib edition of the Chicago Tribune. …

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