Wednesday, January 23, 2008

San Francisco Peninsula Press Club: Bronstein to step down as Chronicle editor

The Chronicle announced tonight that Phil Bronstein is stepping down as executive editor and that a new editor with "deep roots in the Bay Area" will be announced in the next couple of days. Bronstein, 57, has been Hearst's top editor in San Francisco for 17 years, first for nine years when the company owned the Examiner and eight more when it bought the Chronicle. Bronstein told an afternoon staff meeting that he will remain executive vice president of The Chronicle and will take on the title of editor-at-large for the paper and the Hearst newspaper division, working on strategic issues and investigative projects, he said in an afternoon meeting with the staff.

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