Chicago Tribune Publisher to Retire

Chicago Tribune Publisher Scott Smith has announced his retirement, according to a memo to employees obtained by E&P.

Smith, who is also president of Tribune Publishing, sent the announcement this afternoon. It follows below, along with a memo from Randy Michaels, the COO.

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From: Smith, Scott C.
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 3:01 PM
Subject: My Decision to Retire

Colleagues,

I want to let you know that I will retire as publisher of the Chicago Tribune and president of Tribune Publishing once a successor for my Chicago Tribune CEO role is selected. Sam, Randy and I agree it