Jerry Roberts , a former an Franicsco Chronicle managing editor, was among the journalists who resigned Thursday from the Santa Barbara News-Press because of newsroom interference by the paper’s billionaire owner, Wendy McCaw, according to the L.A. Times. Those joining Roberts in leaving the News Press were Managing Editor George Foulsham, Deputy Managing Editor Don Murphy, Business Editor Michael Todd, Metro Editor Jane Hulse and 46-year News Press fixture Barney Brantingham, whose column ran five days a week. In 2003, Roberts left the Chronicle after 25 years to join the Santa Barbara paper as editor and publisher, although later he held just the editor title. Roberts is also the author of “Never Let Them See You Cry,” a biography of Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

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