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Kesich, editorial page editor of Maine’s Portland Press Herald, is retiring

July 7, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Greg Kesich

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Greg Kesich is retiring as the editorial page editor of the Portland Press Herald after more than a decade in the role.

Siobhán Brett will take over as opinion editor starting Monday.

Kesich started at the paper in 1994 as a news assistant and became a reporter in 1998. His beats included York County, the state Legislature and the courts before he was named an editorial writer in 2007 and then editorial page editor in 2011.

In that role, Kesich wrote editorials on behalf of the paper’s editorial board, had a column of his own, oversaw the paper’s endorsements of political candidates, managed op-ed columnists, edited the Sunday Insight section and introduced the Meetinghouse feature of reader-submitted pieces.

In addition to his role as editorial page editor, Kesich also was part of the Portland News Guild leadership for more than a decade and a key member of a group that persuaded Donald Sussman to invest in the newspaper when it was on the brink of bankruptcy in 2011.

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