Eric Barrow is out as sports editor at The New York Daily News and according to a memo he sent his staff, he will not be replaced. Barrow had been with the paper for fifteen years. He had served as editor for the last three.
Keith J. Kelly of The New York Post obtained the email Barrow sent to his staff, which was already hit hard by layoffs in July. Barrow wrote that he expects the remaining writers to continue to do their best possible work.
“I have no doubt you will all continue to deliver thought-provoking, smart commentary and analysis going forward. And I will continue to root for the Daily News.
Eric Barrow’s email to New York Daily News staff reprinted in the New York Post.
“I’ve worked here for over 15 years, and was always proud of the work we did. Best of luck to you.”
One hundred New York Daily News employees across multiple departments were let go in July. It left a newsroom staff of just forty people. One reporter will split time covering both the Mets and Yankees this season.
Barrow was not given much time to say goodbye to his staff. He wrote in his email that he was being asked to leave the Tribune Publishing headquarters “ASAP.”
Kelly reached out to both Tribune management and Barrow for comment. Neither could be reached.