After more than a week of rumors, it was made official today: Enquirer Executive Editor Tom Callinan will retire at year's end to accept a professorship at the University of Cincinnati.
In an e-mail sent to staffers, Enquirer Publisher Margaret Buchanan announced the retirement and said Callinan's replacement would be named "shortly after the first of the year."
As mentioned in this week's issue of CityBeat, which hits streets today due to the holiday, Callinan will become the McMicken Professor of Journalism at UC, which is a newly created position.
Here is Buchanan's e-mail, sent at 10:22 a.m. today.
Tom Callinan, Editor & V.P./Content & Audience Development will retire at the end of December.
While this is a loss for us, it provides Tom with an opportunity to do something he’s wanted to do for some time now: He will be joining the University of Cincinnati as McMicken Professor of Journalism.
We are in the midst of a search for Tom’s replacement, who I anticipate being able to announce shortly after the first of the year. If that changes, I will let you know.
I sincerely thank Tom for his efforts, contributions and leadership over the last eight years here in Cincinnati – and his 34 years overall with Gannett. Please wish him the best when you see him.