'Union-Tribune' Editor Retires

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    Sam Hodgson/voiceofsandiego.org
    The Union-Tribune's headquarters in Mission Valley.

    The editor of The San Diego Union-Tribune is retiring, the latest senior executive to leave under new ownership of the city's dominant newspaper.

    The newspaper reported Tuesday that Karin Winner will retire at the end of the year. Publisher Ed Moss said he will immediately begin seeking a replacement.

    "It is time for our new ownership to have their own editor," Winner said in a farewell note to the staff. "Ed Moss has told the community that he is building a new company with a new management team. That calls for new leadership in the newsroom as well. I have no doubt, however, that your opportunities to do great journalism, to continue to shape the future of this region and to make a difference in people's lives will not be diminished. On the contrary. There is much to do...and you are the staff to accomplish it."

    Winner began her career in 1976 as a reporter for The San Diego Union. She was appointed executive editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune in 1992, when the Union merged with the San Diego Evening Tribune. Winner left a position at Women's Wear Daily to come to San Diego.

    Platinum Equity LLC bought the newspaper in May from Copley Press Inc. It was the first newspaper purchase for the Beverly Hills, Calif.-based investment firm.