By: E&P Staff
Orlando Sentinel Editor Charlotte H. Hall has told her newsroom that she will retire Oct. 1, a day after her 65th birthday.
Named Sentinel editor and vice president in March 2004, replacing Timothy Franklin, Hall was elected president of the American Society of News Editors in 2008.
Before moving to Florida, Hall spent 22 years at Newsday, Melville, N.Y., where she rose from copy desk chief to managing editor but also served on the business side as marketing director and vice president for planning.
Earlier in her career, Hall worked at The Record, Hackensack, N.J., The Boston Herald-American and The Washington Star.
Publisher Howard Greenberg, who learned of Hall’s plans three months ago, told the Sentinel, “I have learned a lot about the journalistic side of the business from her. She was able to maintain such a high level of journalistic excellence during such a transitional time.”
The transition during those years included changes wrought under new Tribune Co. ownership — among them an abrupt redesign, consolidation of some functions with the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, and workforce reductions.
Hall said she plans to spend time with family and travel.