Ward Bushee announced today (Sept. 20) he is retiring as editor and vice president of the San Francisco Chronicle after five years in that post. No replacement was named.
His retirement comes four months after the retirement of Publisher Frank Vega. The paper and its digital operations are now led by Publisher Jeffrey Johnson, former chief executive of the Los Angeles Times, and President Joanne Bradford, who honed her online media skills at Demand Media and Yahoo.
Bushee, 64, came to The Chronicle in February 2008 from the Arizona Republic, where he had been editor since 2002.