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Top Trib Editor Resigns

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Top Trib Editor Resigns

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The top editor at the Chicago Tribune is calling it quits. Ann Marie Lipinski’s resignation comes at a time of uncertainty in the paper’s newsroom.

In a letter to her staff this morning, Lipinski wrote, "...professionally, this position is not the fit it once was.” Just last week it was reported the Trib would slash 80 newsroom positions. But Lipinski wrote her decision was “a long time coming” and “it would be inaccurate to attribute it to any one event.”

Her run with the paper started 30 years ago as a summer intern; she was named editor in 2001. She’ll be replaced by Gerould Kern—a former associate editor with the Tribune—who’s spent the last few years in a corporate position.

A spokesman for the paper says Lipinski plans to stick around until late this week.

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