Longtime PA newspaper editor to retire

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 2, 2013 11:11 AM

(Hazleton) --  The managing editor of the Hazleton Standard-Speaker has announced plans to retire next month after 16 years of leading the eastern Pennsylvania paper's newsroom.  


The paper says Carl Christopher told staff members on Friday that he will step down March 29.

Executive Editor Larry Holeva, who also oversees the news operations of The Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice and The Scranton Times-Tribune, said a search will begin immediately for a replacement. He said he hoped a new editor would be in place by the beginning of April.

Holeva called Christopher "a rock of stability at the newspaper for nearly four decades.'' Christopher said he had "always considered it a privilege to work for my hometown paper.''

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