Satullo Stepping Down as 'Inky' Editorial Page Editor

By: Chris Satullo, the editorial page editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, is stepping down after seven years in the post.

Satullo, 53, said he will write a twice-weekly column and direct the newspaper's Citizen Voices civic engagement program, which he helped found in 1996. Before taking over the editorial pages, he served as a deputy to the previous editorial page editor for seven years.

He said his decision to step down "flows from a convergence of factors," but that it was entirely by his own choice.

"But 13 years is a long time to do something," he said. "I could feel some signs that I was going a little stale ... I thought it would be better if I moved on before anybody else noticed them."

Brian P. Tierney, the newspaper's publisher, said he plans to look inside and outside the newspaper for Satullo's replacement.

"Chris has done a terrific job, and I'm thrilled that he wants to stay," Tierney said. "I can understand him wanting to do something different."


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