Fellow employees,Ficarra is the second LANG executive to take a top job at the Union-Tribune since the San Diego paper was acquired by Platinum Equity. Last month, Ed Moss resigned as president and publisher of the nine-newspapers LANG chain to takeover as publisher of the Union-Tribune.
I wanted to let you know with this short note that I'll be leaving my position as publisher of the Daily Breeze and Press-Telegram. I've accepted a position as the vice president of sales and marketing at The San Diego Union-Tribune. I’ll remain at the company over the next few weeks.
The past 17 months that we've gone through together have been challenging but rewarding. We've weathered a severe economic downturn yet, through your hard work, we've put ourselves in a strong position for the months and years ahead. I can't tell you how proud I am of the work and dedication I've witnessed during my tenure here. I'm privileged to have had this opportunity, and thank you for all your efforts.
*Update: The Daily Breeze business section has more on Ficarra's departure. LANG has yet to name a replacement.