By: E&P Staff
Looks like its move downtown isn’t the only news at New York’s Daily News: Editor-in-Chief/Deputy Publisher Martin Dunn announced Tuesday to the staff that he is leaving the paper to deal “with a personal family issue.”
Dunn told Keith Kelly of the Daily News’ bitter rival, the New York Post, that his wife Debbie is battling cancer. “It’s been very difficult the past several months being a 365 day, 24 hours a day editor,” Dunn told Kelly.
Dunn informed the staff of his departure in the memo that follows.
To: Editorial All
Sent: Tue Jul 20 11:40:55 2010
Subject: From Martin Dunn
After seven years, I am leaving the Daily News to devote time to dealing with a personal family issue. Later this year, when that issue is resolved, it is my intention to take advantage of some exciting offers in new areas of the media.
Since 2003, the Daily News has achieved many notable successes, including the ground-breaking Stadium magazine series and winning another Pulitzer for the 9/11 rescue worker campaign.
It has also been rewarding to see the Daily News become one of the most modern full-color newspapers in America.
Editor-in-Chief & Deputy Publisher
New York Daily News