Ex-Washington Post staffer Glenn Frankel to leave j-school in 2014 to become full-time author

Glenn Frankel and his latest book

Glenn Frankel and his latest book

Glenn Frankel, who has been director of the journalism school at the University of Texas at Austin since 2010, is leaving UT after the 2013-14 academic school year to pursue his “cherished dream” of writing books full-time.

“I’ve written three and I’ve got several more in mind,” he says. “It just seems to me the success of my newest book has given me the opportunity to do that.”

Frankel’s “The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend” came out in February.

The Pulitzer-winning former Washington Post newsman plans to return to Arlington, Va.

* School of Journalism director Glenn Frankel to leave UT (dailytexanonline.com)