Times-Picayune Publisher to Retire, Successor Named
Posted: 3/29/2012 | By: Bruce Nolan | Times-Picayune
Ashton Phelps Jr., who led The Times-Picayune through the crucible of Hurricane Katrina
and a period of major economic upheaval in print journalism, told his
staff Tuesday he will retire later this year after more than 32 years as
publisher. He introduced as his successor Ricky Mathews, the publisher
of the Mobile Press-Register and president of Advance Alabama/Mississippi.