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By Chris O'Shea Comment

David Schlesinger, who has been with Reuters for 25 years, is leaving the company. According to a memo from Schlesinger obtained by Jim Romenesko, Schlesinger is leaving in August.

Schlesinger came to Reuters as a Hong Kong correspondent in 1987, served as Editor-in-Chief from 2007 through 2011, and currently serves as Chairman of Thomson Reuters China.

“I loved being editor-in-chief; I’ve had a blast being Chairman, China; I’m happy to be able to end it like this,” wrote Schlesinger.

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