Post-Gazette’s top editor to retire at year’s end
Longtime Pittsburgh Post-Gazette executive editor David Shribman will retire at the end of the year, according to the union representing the newspaper’s reporters.
“David has always been a friend to the newsroom and we’re left wondering, ‘What happens now?’” the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh said in a tweet late Tuesday morning.
Guild president Michael Fuoco said in an email he was out of town and had no comment.
Shribman became executive editor of the Post-Gazette in 2003, coming from The Boston Globe where he was an assistant managing editor and Washington bureau chief. He won a Pulitzer Prize for journalism in 1995.
A spokesperson for the Post-Gazette did not immediately return requests for comment.
“We can only hope the Blocks use common sense and replace David with someone who will fight for PG journalists and not be a yes-person to (Block Communications),” the guild said in Tweet.
The guild has frequently clashed with the newspaper’s ownership, Block Communications, and union employees have been without a contract for nearly two years.
Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @meganguzaTrib.