The Chicago Tribune changed editors today as Gerould Kern retired after nearly eight years. He will be succeeded by Bruce Dold, the longtime editor of the Tribune's editorial and opinion pages.
Kern, 66, said in a phone interview, "I've worked nearly 45 years without a break. I can take a breath and do it now."
Publisher Tony Hunter praised Kern for getting a lot done even though "the level of disruption he has had to manage through is great."