Reporter Doug Haberman, who has covered Riverside City Hall for the Press-Enterprise since 2004, told friends in a recent email that he plans to leave the paper - and journalism - on May 15. He and his wife are moving to Phuket, Thailand, where they'll both teach at a nonprofit American international school.
"We are going to be empty nesters starting in August so it was a good time for an adventure like this and it's a good time to leave the newspaper business, as you know," Haberman said.
The paper has yet to decide on a replacement.
Haberman has worked in newspapers for nearly two decades. Before heading to the P-E, he worked at the now-defunct Inland Valley Times, which is where I first met him.
*Updated 4/18: I'm told Gary Miller, director of photography at the P-E, has also decided to resign his position at the paper.