Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Howell | After 41 years in news, Perlberg retires

Near as I can tell, Rich Perlberg spent 39 of those years in the newspaper business working at the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus and its predecessor publication.

Yesterday, the daily said Perlberg will retire as general manager and executive editor, effective Sept. 4.

Perlberg started at the Livingston County Press in 1974 as a reporter. In 2000, he managed the launch of the Daily Press & Argus, the first new daily newspaper in Michigan in 60 years.

I'd worked for Gannett newspapers 20 years when I took a buyout from USA Today in January 2008. How long have you been with the company? Please post your replies in the comments section, below. To e-mail confidentially, write jimhopkins[at]gmail[dot-com]; see Tipsters Anonymous Policy in the rail, upper right.


  1. 10 years at Gannett as Ad Director. Left in 1999. Was getting messy back then, as well.

  2. 33 years in tech, prod, and IT. Left last year after missing the buyout by 8 months. I believe the writing on the wall was actually flashing in neon. I still miss the work and the people though.
    Thanks for keeping up the blog Jim.

  3. This thread is like Jurassic Park. Here come the dinosaurs!

    1. Well, that park would include at least Gracia Martore (28 years) and Bob Dickey (24 years).

  4. Gannettosaurs not yet extinct.

  5. 31 years, still here and happy!

  6. 33 years. left this year on my own terms because the walls were crumbling. The building collapsed last week with the latest round of buyouts.


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