Jeff Bruce, Dayton Editor, Quitting Soon

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Jeff Bruce, editor of the Dayton Daily News, announced Friday that he will retire Dec. 31, ending a 30-year career with Cox Newspapers.

Bruce, 57, has been the newspaper’s editor for nine years. “It’s been a great ride,” he said.

Former executive editor of The Tribune Newspapers in suburban Phoenix, Bruce also was executive editor of the Longview (Texas) News-Journal and managing editor of the Austin American-Statesman. He was an editor and reporter at Florida newspapers, including The Miami Herald and The Tampa Times.

“Jeff has guided the DDN newsroom successfully through tremendous change this past decade,” said Publisher Doug Franklin. “His leadership transitioning us to the Internet, serving our readers and this community has been stellar.”

Franklin said he will appoint a new editor by the end of the year.

The Daily News, which is owned by Cox Ohio Publishing, has a daily circulation of about 116,000 and 164,500 on Sunday.

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