Spencer Feeney is retiring after 10 years as editor of the South Wales Evening Post.
Feeney, 61,has been with parent company Northcliffe Media for 30 years and has previously edited The Citizen, Gloucester, and the Llanelli Star.
As well as editing the Post he is has responsibility for the Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star as editor in chief of West Wales Media.
He said: ‘After ten years as Post editor it simply feels like the right time for me to call it a day. I know I am going to miss the excitement of seeing the paper coming together every day, but I won’t miss waking up at 2am with second thoughts about that headline or court snatch pic.
‘I’ve been working on regional newspapers since I left school in 1969, so retirement is going to be a strange experience. But I am sure that it is the right time for me to stand aside and let somebody else enjoy the fun of a great job.”
Executive director of Northcliffe Media Rich Mead said: ‘Spencer is a first-class journalist and has made a massive contribution to all our titles in South Wales. He played a major role in creating Wales’ largest selling newspaper after overtaking Trinity Mirror‘s Cardiff-based titles the Western Mail and South Wales Echo to become the largest-selling regional newspaper in Wales. I wish him well for his retirement.”
Feeney steps down on Friday, 28 September.