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The Manly Daily editor Steve Howard to retire

The Manly Daily’s editor, Steve Howard, will retire at the end of the year.

Howard took over the editorship last year following the departure of Nick Calacouras, and will retire after 42 years in various roles across News Corp.

Howard will retire in December

In that time, Howard has worked across a number of roles, including as editor of The Daily Telegraph and The Advertiser, and group managing editor.

Prior to joining the Manly Daily, Howard was editor of the Wentworth Courier for almost five years. He was briefly replaced by former Australian Women’s Weekly editor, Kim Doherty, before Elizabeth Colman was named the new editor.

In Howard’s time with The Manly Daily, the community title scaled back the frequency of its print edition, to run on Wednesday and Saturday.

At the time, it was described as a “bold direction” which would complement online and mobile offerings.

Since January 10, the Wednesday edition has provided news and sports coverage, alongside weekend planning on food, music, lifestyle and what’s on. The Weekly Manly Daily sought to provide readers with news, opinions and personalities from the northern beaches of Sydney.

Michael Wilkins, managing director NSW, News Corp, described Howard as a “much admired” and “respected editor”.

“After 42 years, he has decided its time for more surfing, less working, and he leaves us with our best wishes and gratitude for his loyal years as part of the News Corp Australia family,” Wilkins said.

News Local is currently on the hunt for a new editor of The Manly Daily.

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