Dan Nielsen, the business editor of the Traverse City Record-Eagle in Michigan, is retiring.
Nielsen writes, “This is the 400th week in a row my mugshot has appeared atop the Biz page. It’s pure chance the tally fell on a round number.
“My retirement date was chosen to mark entry into Medicare eligibility, which means health insurance becomes more affordable, which is a big factor in making retirement feasible.
“I penned my first Biz column in the summer of 2014. It appeared the same day the paper published an article naming me business editor. You can read that first column at https://tinyurl.com/danfirstcolumn.
“But my career at the Record-Eagle began way back in 1989. Though officially then a copy desk editor, I also wrote business and feature stories, including a weekly restaurant review in the tabloid Summer Magazine. Through the years, I filled other roles at the Record-Eagle, including special sections editor, page designer and webmaster.”
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