After a decade as editor in chief of Reuters, Stephen Adler announced Wednesday he will be stepping down in April.
The former editor-in-chief of Business Week joined the news service’s parent company, Thomson Reuters, in 2010 and took over editorial operations at Reuters the following year.
Adler’s position has not yet been filled and Reuters announced it will be accepting internal and external applicants in the coming days.
In a memo to staff, Adler said he is “sad to be leaving” the organization. “I will miss the daily, hourly, and minute-by-minute Reuters adventure and will surely miss all of you,” he said. “But it is the right time for me to pass the baton. I’m greatly looking forward to writing, teaching, advocating for press freedom and media literacy, and finding my way toward unexpected new challenges.”
Adler tweeted a link to the full statement and internal memo, calling it simply “some personal news” and again expressing his gratitude to his soon-to-be-former colleagues.
With Adler at the top of the organization, Reuters won seven Pulitzer Prizes and had eight additional Pulitzer finalists.
In a statement of his own, Thomson Reuters president and CEO Steve Hasker said he looks forward to “building upon” the contributions Adler made to the newsroom.