Steve Proctor resigns as Houston Chronicle managing editor

Steve Proctor is letting new Houston Chronicle editor Nancy Barnes choose her own managing editor. Today is his last day at the paper.

From: Barnes, Nancy C
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:11 AM
To: HC_Editorial
Subject: Message from Steve Proctor

For many years, my wife Mara and I have owned a home in Florida and dreamed of moving there to be back on the same coast as our family after more than a decade living thousands of miles away in California and Houston.



We’ve decided that the time has come for us to make that move.

Today will be my last day with the Houston Chronicle. I want to thank everyone in the newsroom who gave me and Mara such a warm welcome to the city and who worked so hard and so enthusiastically every day to produce the best newspaper possible.

I have had a wonderful career with Hearst, both in San Francisco and Houston, and I wish everyone in the company, in particular the Chronicle’s new editor Nancy Barnes, the very best going foward.

Anyone who needs to get in touch with me can do so at


* Sept. 18: Minneapolis Star Tribune editor Nancy Barnes to lead Houston Chronicle newsroom (
* June 4, 2012: SF Chronicle’s Steve Proctor is named Houston Chronicle managing editor (