Brevard editor Eberle moving to Fort Myers

Updated at 7:05 a.m. ET, July 3: Who will replace ‘class act’ Eberle at Brevard?

Earlier: Terry Eberle leaves the top editor’s job at Florida Today to lead the newsroom at the up-and-coming News-Press on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Fort Myers paper is now reporting. He replaces Kate Marymont, recently promoted to Corporate’s News Department. Short iPhone post; will update. (Florida Today‘s story is now up.)

Brevard staffers: What can you tell Fort Myers about Eberle? Post your replies in the comments section, below. To e-mail confidentially, use this link from a non-work computer; see Tipsters Anonymous Policy in the green sidebar, upper right.

9 Responses to “Brevard editor Eberle moving to Fort Myers”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    News-Press people already know about Eberle. He was the editor in Fort Myers from 1996-2001.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Florida Today is losing a pretty good editor. His greatest quality is his approachability and accompanying sense of humor. He’s very easy to work with. http://tinyurl.com/6yggxr

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I would encourage promoting Silverman to Eberle’s post just to get him out of Nashville, but I wouldn’t wish that on a worst enemy, much less another journalist.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    This definitely is a loss for Brevard. Terry is a passionate, hard-working and talented journalist who cares deeply about the news. Not enough like him left in the editors’ ranks these days.

    I’ve had the pleasure of working for him and he’s one of the few things I miss about not being in the business any longer.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Terry got hustled out of Indianapolis and back to Florida when Barbara Henry arrived there.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Actually, Henry hired Terry, though I’m not sure he was her first choice (I think it was Ryerson).

    The fact of the matter is that Henry pushed Eberle out – like she did so many others – for reasons that defy logic. The paper was just starting to hit stride when Henry turned on the newsroom (not coinicidentally about the time that Nancy Winkley – Henry’s close friend – abruptly left the paper when she wasn’t automatically promoted to ME when the position became vacant).

    Eberle fought the good fight as long as he could before being offered a way out of a no-win situation.

    Just another proud moment in the glorious Barbara Henry era at the Indy Star.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    oh, yeah, move Silverman to Florida Today! yeah!
    (I have reasons for covering up my glee!)

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Florida Today employees have been coasting for too many years under the leadership of a warm, sensitive editor with a sense of humor. They need a ruthless Gannettoid who can come back and instill fear and lower morale. That is the only way that newspaper will truly survive.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    I haven’t worked with Terry in years, I heartily agree with the comments made here. He is one of the best I ever worked with. He’s passionate, smart, funny and caring. He treats you as an individual, not just someone filling a seat in his newsroom. The News-Press is lucky to have him back. Terry is an old-style editor who has kept his values but is succcesfully navigating the changing newspaper world.

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