USA Today Editor-In-Chief Terence Samuel Departs After One Year

Terence Samuel, the editor in chief of USA Today, has departed after just one year.

Caren Bohan, the publication’s executive editor for politics, will serve as interim editor as a search is conducted for Samuel’s successor.

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“Terry Samuel has been a been a valued colleague during his tenure at USA Today. We sincerely wish him well and thank him for his contributions,” said Monica Richardson, senior vice president of the publication.

Samuel had been NPR News’ vice president and executive editor before he joined USA Today in July, 2023.

No reason was given for Samuel’s departure, but parent Gannett has undergone extensive job reductions since it merged with GateHouse in 2019. In the first quarter, Gannett reported a net loss of $84.8 million, which included an impairment charge related to the exit from its McLean, VA, headquarters. Gannett had revenue of $635.8 million.

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