Editor/VP of Colorado Springs ‘Gazette’ Resigns

By: Nekoro Gomes

Sharon L. Peters, editor and vice-president of the Gazette in Colorado Springs, Colo., resigned from both of her positions at the paper on Monday. Her last day at the daily paper is Friday.

Peters gave no reason for leaving the newspaper, where she became an editor more than four years ago. Robert Burdick, the Gazette’s publisher, has placed managing editor Jeff Thomas in charge of editorial duties until a permanent replacement is found.

Peters came to the Gazette in November 2001, after several years of work in private industry as a media consultant. Peters also had extensive experience as an editor at USA Today and other newspapers.

While working as an editor at the Gazette, she helped the paper win accolades for outstanding public service journalism from the Colorado Press Association.

The Gazette is published by Irvine, Calif.-based Freedom Communications Inc., a media group that owns more than 30 newspapers. The Gazette, serving the city of Colorado Springs and the greater El Paso County area, has a weekday circulation of 97,000.

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