David Nicklaus, the business columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is retiring from writing his regular column though he still plans to contribute a semi-regular column.
Nicklaus writes, “This is my last column as a full-time journalist, although I intend to continue contributing semi-regular columns to the Post-Dispatch business page. As I close out a long career I feel nostalgic, fortunate and proud but mostly grateful.
“I’m grateful to the editors who took a chance on a green young reporter years ago, who gave me the freedom to grow and develop as a columnist, who caught my mistakes and fixed my clumsy prose.
“I’m grateful to the sources who helped me sound smart and the colleagues who make the newsroom a workplace unlike any other. It’s been a crazy, unpredictable, sometimes maddening but ultimately exhilarating place to spend a working lifetime.”
Read more here. Nicklaus joined the paper in 1981 as a business reporter. He also spent time as assistant business editor and business editor.
He has been writing three columns a week on business and economic issues relevant to the St. Louis area, along with the Mound City Money blog and other online features. He has also appeared in The Bottom Line, a weekly video feature on business topics.