SALINA, Kan. (AP) The publisher and editor of The Salina Journal plans to leave the paper in March.
Tom Bell announced his decision to his staff on Wednesday. He said he will start a new job in Salina but did not elaborate on his next venture.
The 57-year-old Bell has been the Journal’s publisher and editor since 1998.
The Journal reported that Bell’s journalism career began in 1980 at The Hutchinson News.
He was named general manager of The Olathe Daily News in 1987, then editor and publisher of The Chanute Tribune in 1990. He spent seven years at Chanute, worked less than a year at The Garden City Telegram and then moved to Salina.