Ken Howe, the business editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, is leaving the paper to pursue interests in Hong Kong, Talking Biz News has learned.
Howe will be replaced by Alan Saracevic, who has been the deputy business editor in the section for the past couple of years. Saracevic confirmed the changes, but declined to comment further.
The section is already reeling from the loss of columnist David Lazarus, who left the paper last week to become the business columnist for the Los Angeles Times.
Howe had been at the Chronicle for decades and he has been a judge for the Loeb Awards. Saracevic has been one of the section’s bloggers on its Tech Chronicles blog.