Steve Koehler, who has been a reporter and editor at the News-Leader for the past 24 years, resigned today.
His last day will be Thursday, May 15.
Koehler joined the News-Leader in 1984 after working 10 years at newspapers in Illinois. During his time here, he has contributed in a range of ways: news editor, sports editor, sports columnist, news columnist, and reporter on the neighbors and features staffs. Higher education has been his beat for the past six years.
Koehler, who strings for the AP, will continue to do freelance work (including, hopefully, for us). He is currently weighing other job opportunities.
Plans for a proper send-off will be announced in the coming week or so. And the search for his replacement will get underway quickly.
Monday, April 28, 2008
STEVE KOEHLER IS OUTTA THERE
The News-Leader icon -- or is he a legend? -- has resigned. Here's the letter sent to staff:
Good for Koehler.