Debra Adams Simmons has resigned as Plain Dealer editor to become vice president of news development for Advance Local, a part of Plain Dealer parent Advance Publications.
The Plain Dealer reports: “She said that her new job — a new position in the company — would focus on producing the best possible journalism and recruiting the top journalists in the country.”
There will be a national search for her replacement.
It has been my great privilege to serve as editor and managing editor of The Plain Dealer these past seven years. An extraordinary group of journalists, you have masterfully narrated the Cleveland experience.
Your expertise and considerable talent has helped us hold power accountable, pull back the curtain on corruption, shine light on the failures to protect women, reflect the promise of a more vibrant city, celebrate our institutions and demand policy that improves the quality of life for everyone who calls Northeast Ohio home./CONTINUES Read More