In a move that took the newsroom by surprise, Day Publisher Patricia Richardson is out and executive editor Timothy Dwyer is moving into the publisher’s office. Dwyer has been executive editor since 2007.
Richardson has been president and publisher since last May, when she succeeded Gary Farrugia upon his retirement. The board of directors said Richardson is “resigning to pursue other opportunities” (and of course we know what that means).
Dwyer has a strong news background. He was a staff writer at The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Washington Post. While at the Inquirer, he received the George Polk Award for national reporting for an investigation of the U.S. maritime industry.