Dean of West Virginia biz journalists set to retire
George Hohmann, the business editor of the Charleston Daily Mail in West Virginia, is retiring on Feb. 15.
Brad McIlhenny of The Daily Mail writes, “‘We are going to miss George but wish him the very best in retirement,’ said Nanya Friend, the editor and publisher of the Daily Mail.
“H’e has been the definitive voice in business coverage in this state since he joined us nearly 15 years ago. Luckily, our readers will continue to see his byline as he writes on a freelance basis.’
“Jared Hunt, a 31-year-old Jackson County resident who has been covering West Virginia government news for the Daily Mail, will fill the business editor position.
“‘Jared is a natural to step into the business editor role,’ Friend said. ‘He is deeply interested in economic issues and understands what makes businesses tick. He’s excited about this position, and I am excited for him and our readers.’
“Hunt joined the Daily Mail in June 2010 after accumulating years of business and journalistic experience.”
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