Times-Picayune Publisher to Retire, Successor Named

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By: Bruce Nolan | Times-Picayune

Ashton Phelps Jr., who led The Times-Picayune through the crucible of Hurricane Katrina and a period of major economic upheaval in print journalism, told his staff Tuesday he will retire later this year after more than 32 years as publisher. He introduced as his successor Ricky Mathews, the publisher of the Mobile Press-Register and president of Advance Alabama/Mississippi.

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