Howard Saltz, the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Sun Sentinel, is stepping down from his post. Sources told the Miami Herald his last day at the newspaper will be Feb. 28.
Replacing him as editor-in-chief will be Julie Anderson, a longtime Tronc executive who currently serves as senior vice president of content & business development for the Orlando Sentinel Media Group, according to sources.
Nancy Meyer will oversee the Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel and the Daily Press in Newport News, Va., as the region’s general manager. She current serves as president of North Jersey Media Group. Previously she served as publisher and CEO of the Orlando Sentinel Media Group.
Sun Sentinel staffers were informed of Saltz’s impending departure via email on Monday.
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Both papers are owned by the Chicago-based media company Tronc, whose portfolio includes the New York Daily News and The Baltimore Sun.
Saltz became publisher and editor-in-chief of the Sun Sentinel in August 2016, replacing former publisher and CEO Howard Greenberg, who retired after three decades of service.
Previously, Saltz was named editor of the Sun Sentinel in 2011. Under his watch, the paper won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service for its investigation into rampant off-duty speeding by South Florida police.
Before joining the Sun Sentinel, Saltz served as editor-in-chief of four papers for the Denver-based MediaNews Group and eventually led the company’s digital division.