Wichita Eagle biz editor leaving journalism for teaching job
TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE
Dan Loving, who has been the business editor at the Wichita Eagle for the past three years, is leaving the paper at the end of this month and taking a teaching job with the local school system.
“I’ve been thinking about teaching as a new career for quite a while when this opportunity came up,” Loving told Talking Biz News. “The teacher who had been there for 20ish years retired. Kansas has a great program that allows professionals to teach in their area of expertise as they pursue certification. So I will go to school for the next three years or so as I teach and will come out the other side with a Masters in Education.
“It’s a great school district. And my boys, who are entering sixth and fourth grades, will go to that high school.”
Originally from the Kansas City area, Loving graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in communications in 1992.
He began his career at the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader while in college. Loving moved on to newspapers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He came to The Eagle 15 years ago and was previously the assistant business editor. He also worked in sports.
A replacement has not been named yet.