Edmonton Sun columnist Andrew Hanon is the 11th newsroom staffer to exit the building in recent months, wrapping up a nine-year association with the tabloid yesterday.
"The Edmonton Sun's best reporter and columnist, Andrew Hanon, has quit and moved on to greener pastures and much better pay," says a TSF tipster. "He will be working for the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees.
"Another devastating exit for the Edmonton Sun, as the exits continue and the number rises to -11 in less than a year."
Colleagues said farewell to Hanon at a gathering last night.
Hanon's final column yesterday includes his farewell to readers:
"SO LONG: This is my final column for the Edmonton Sun. I began as a freelance contributor back in 2002 and joined the Sun’s staff in 2005. For the past two years I’ve had the immense privilege of being the Page 2 city columnist.
"It’s been an honour meeting so many of you, hearing your stories and then passing them along to our readers. Thanks for the opportunity and so many wonderful memories."