OLD Media Moves

Biz editor says goodbye

December 26, 2011

Posted by Chris Roush

Mike Benbow, the business editor of The Everett Herald in Washington state, is leaving his post, and writes about how his regular column has influenced his recognition in the city.

Benbow writes, “Since then, I’ve been recognized more often then I’d like for that picture. More people than I want to admit have commented in recent years that I look considerably older than that picture.

“The most recent comment, a nice one, came at Costco the Sunday before last as I slipped in looking a little grubby and sloppily dressed. ‘I enjoy your column,’ a shopper said as she walked by.

“Nice to hear, I thought, wishing that I wasn’t wearing sweatpants and had shaved at some point during the weekend.

“This is sort of a rambling way of saying that the picture, with me included, is being retired.

“For the past 15 years or so, I’ve tried to use this column to write about business people and events and to pass along all the information I could get about what consumer scams were going around and how to prevent them.”

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