By: Joe Strupp
Tim McGuire, senior vice president and editor of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, will retire from newspaper editing June 13, according to Star Tribune spokesman Ben Taylor.
Taylor said a replacement is expected to be named by mid-May. He added that newspaper executives have been interviewing both internal and external candidates for the job, which McGuire has held since 1992.
McGuire, 53, has spent 22 years at the paper and recently finished a one-year stint as president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. A Roman Catholic lay preacher since 1994, McGuire told E&P that he is leaving newspaper editing to focus on writing and on working to improve spirituality in the workplace.
Although he announced his retirement more than two years ago, the father of three had not set a date to leave until recently. Said McGuire, “It has given me a chance to plan another stage of my life.”