New York Times metro editor Wendell Jamieson has resigned “effective immediately” following an unspecified investigation, according to an email sent to the newsroom on Monday and obtained by HuffPost.
The email did not include details about the investigation, only saying that the company would not be commenting further to “protect the privacy of those involved.”
In a statement to the newsroom, Jamieson apologized for what he described as his “mistakes.”
“Leading Metro for the last five years and working with the incredible Times team has been the high point of my professional life,” he said. “I regret and apologize for my mistakes and leaving under these circumstances.”
Here is the full email:
After an investigation, Wendell Jamieson has resigned from The Times. Susan Chira is stepping in as interim metro editor effective immediately.
Wendell has asked us to express the following to his colleagues in the newsroom: “Leading Metro for the last five years and working with the incredible Times team has been the high point of my professional life. I regret and apologize for my mistakes and leaving under these circumstances. I’m especially proud of all the talent I’ve helped bring to The Times. Susan Chira is a wonderful editor, a true New Yorker, and I know Metro will rise to even greater heights under her leadership.”
To protect the privacy of those involved, we do not intend to comment further.
Jamieson first joined the Times in 2000, according to a prior interview. As of Monday afternoon, his Twitter account had been disabled.
“Out of privacy concerns for those involved, we’re not commenting beyond confirming that Wendell has left The Times,” a spokesperson for the newspaper told HuffPost.