Joyce Dehli, vice president of news for newspaper company Lee Enterprises, announced Monday afternoon her decision to leave her current job.
Dehli, who has held the vice president job since 2006, decided to resign because of a desire to return to writing, according to a company announcement:
So why did I decide to leave? Life is short. I have longed to return to writing, and feel compelled to make time for it. I want to try new things, to explore possibilities, especially those close to the Washington, D.C., area where I moved almost two years ago.
Lee Enterprises will name a successor for Dehli “soon,” according to the announcement. She will remain in office until the transition is completed and consult for the company thereafter on matters of ethics and professional standards.