By: E&P Staff
The Gazette of Colorado Springs, Colo., has announced that Bob Burdick, the paper?s president and publisher, will retire by early next month. Burdick?s tenure at The Gazette ends after approximately two years of service.
In a statement to The Gazette, Burdick said that he had discussed his departure last month with Chris Anderson, the president of Freedom Communications Inc.?s Metro Division, which includes The Gazette. The timing of Burdick?s retirement will allow a new publisher to be hired before the planning of the paper?s 2007 budget.
Burdick?s career in newspapers began in 1969 at the Miami (Fla.) Herald. After working at the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, Burdick went on to become the assistant managing editor of the Denver (Colo.) Post; editor of the Los Angeles Daily News; and president, general manager, editor, and managing editor of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Colo. Burdick came to The Gazette in 2004 after having served as the president and publisher of the Naples (Fla.) Daily News.