Timothy D. Burke, publisher of The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News—as well as a group publisher for two other GateHouse Media dailies—is leaving the newspapers in early June.
“It has been a special privilege to be your publisher for the past 10 years, and an honor to represent the incredible work you do every day on all of our platforms,” told The Post staff at his announcement April 4. “Thank you for your support along the way, and for making this feel like home for so long.”
Burke, who has been The Post publisher for the past 10 years and Daily News publisher for the past five years, joined The Post as executive sports editor in 1994.
He was promoted to deputy managing editor, then editor and vice president of digital media for Cox Media, managing digital content and operations for its Florida, Atlanta, Austin, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio papers.
Cox sold the Palm Beach papers to GateHouse Media on May 1, 2018.
Burke, 58, is joining LRP Media Group, a publisher of specialty business book, magazines and newsletters based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He will be senior vice president and publisher of human resources products.
“The Palm Beach Post and Daily News are premier newspaper operations with an aggressive transformation plan to ensure a bright future,” said Patrick Dorsey, regional vice president for GateHouse Florida. “We will immediately begin the search to ensure we find a leader to continue this legacy of accomplishment and strong momentum.”