Pioneer Press exodus continues
Pioneer Press editor Vicky Gowler is not the only high-profile staff member to announce plans to leave recently. Dave Peters, a much beloved senior editor who oversaw coverage of St. Paul and public safety issues, has departed for the Star Tribune. Starting monday he will edit the Strib's nation and world coverage.
"He was a guy who quickly grasped a story and wanted it in the paper," says veteran Pi Press reporter Charles Laszewski, who has known Peters since they were both at the St. Cloud Times. "He would work with the reporter to get it in the paper as quickly as possible, but in as complete a form as possible."
Peters is another key loss for the St. Paul daily. In recent years columnists D.J. Tice and Nick Coleman have also jumped ship to the Strib.
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