Sun-Sentinel Managing Editor Sharon Rosenhause is retiring -- and the newspaper isn't filling the position. This is the memo posted in-house today by Executive Editor Earl Maucker:
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It is with considerable sadness that I am announcing today that Sharon Rosenhause has decided to retire effective July 31.
Since the day she arrived in March 2001, Sharon has made our newspaper better. Her commitment to the highest journalistic standards has been unwavering. Her contributions - ranging from the creation of our I-Team, Race and Demographics Team and Consumer Team have raised the Sun-Sentinel to new levels. Her dedication to diversity - known and respected nationwide - is reflected in our newsroom which is now one of the more diverse in the country, thanks to her efforts. Her leadership will be deeply missed.
Due to the current economic challenges facing us, I am eliminating the position of managing editor. The senior editors and I will share Sharon's duties and responsibilities going forward. Effective July 31, Tim Frank, Willie Fernandez, Pat Thompson and Philip Ward will report directly to me. Kathy Pellegrino also will report directly to me. Karen Osborne will report to Kathy. Sports Editor Kathy Laughlin will report to Philip.
Please join with me in thanking Sharon for all she has contributed and wishing her well in her new pursuits.
I plan to visit our bureaus and various staff meetings this week and will be available to answer any questions.