Tom Scarritt To Leave Birmingham News

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Longtime Birmingham News Editor Leaving


The editor of The Birmingham News, Tom Scarritt, will step down this fall after 37 years at the state’s largest newspaper. Birmingham News Multimedia President Pam Siddall announced Scarritt’s departure – saying he had a record of producing the finest journalism, including leading the newspaper to win the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for its articles about corruption in Alabama’s two-year college system. Scarritt’s departure announcement coincides with The Birmingham News, the Press-Register of Mobile, The Huntsville Times, and the website becoming part of a new digitally focused media company called the Alabama Media Group.