By: E&P Staff
Terrance C.Z. Egger, publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, announced today he is leaving the paper and his post as vice president of Lee Enterprises, effective May 19.
?Even in a job you love, sometimes 10 years is enough,? Egger said in a statement. ?This is a great newspaper with great people in a great city, and I know I would continue to be well satisfied staying many more years as publisher. I?m proud of our accomplishments, and I think the Post-Dispatch has an even more exciting future with our terrific new owner, Lee Enterprises. Still, I have found myself yearning for another good, new chapter of my life.?
Egger declined to say what he will be doing specifically but mentioned that he would like to return to teaching or take on other roles in the newspaper industry. ?Whatever course I choose, my goal is the reward of personal renewal, and it?s really not fair to talk about those things while I?m still conducting my current duties,? he said.
Mary Junck, chairman and CEO of Lee Enterprises, is searching for successor. ?I?ve enjoyed working with Terry over the last year, and we?ll miss him,? she said in a statement. ?He?s been an excellent publisher, a thoughtful and gracious leader, and a valuable member of our senior executive team. We wish him the best.?
Egger joined the Post-Dispatch in 1996 as general manager; he was appointed publisher in 1999. Before that, he was vice president of advertising for Tucson Newspapers in Arizona, jointly operated by Pulitzer and Gannett.
In 2005, Lee Enterprises acquired Pulitzer, including the Post-Dispatch.