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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Mike Leary has announced that he plans to retire May 18 as editor of the San Antonio Express-News.

According to the newspaper , the 69-year-old journalist says he’s retiring to travel and spend more time with his five grandchildren.

Leary came to the Express-News in August 2012 after a 30-year tenure at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he directed and edited a series on school violence that won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize gold medal for public service.

Express-News Publisher Susan Lynch Paper says a national and internal search will begin for a new editor-in-chief. In the meantime, Managing Editor Jamie Stockwell will continue to run day-to-day newsroom operations.


Information from: San Antonio Express-News,