Denver Biz Journal editor Westergaard to retire
Neil Westergaard, editor-in-chief of the Denver Business Journal for 18 years, has announced he plans to retire early next year.
Mark Harden of the Business Journal writes, “Westergaard has been a Colorado newspaperman for four decades. He served for 15 years at The Denver Post as an editor and reporter, rising to executive editor of the Denver daily paper in the early 1990s.
“He previously worked for newspapers in Colorado Springs and Greeley.
“‘I’ve thought about doing this for several years,’ Westergaard said. ‘I’m extremely proud of what the DBJ has accomplished over the past 18 years with what I think is one of the finest group of people I’ve ever worked with. But I don’t want to be one of those old codgers who refuses to get out of the way. It’s time for someone new to take over.’
“Westergaard is one of the longest-serving editors with American City Business Journals, the DBJ’s parent company, out of its 40 print-and-digital markets nationwide.”
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