‘Houston Chronicle’ Picks Editor From Albany, NY

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The Houston Chronicle reported today that Editor Jack Loftis is retiring. He will be replaced by Jeff Cohen, currently editor of the Times Union in Albany, N.Y.

Both papers are owned by Hearst Newspapers of New York.

Cohen, 47, will become executive vice president and editor on June 3. Cohen grew up in Houston, where he graduated from high school. He received a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Loftis, 67, will continue as associate publisher until his official retirement on July 1. He will then become editor emeritus of the Chronicle, according to Jack Sweeney, the newspaper’s publisher and president.

For complete details, see the story from today’s Chronicle.

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