Dorothy Robinson Out As Metro US Editor
The same week that New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was fired and replaced by a man, the same thing happened to longtime Metro newspaper employee Dorothy Robinson, who was named editor-in-chef of the company’s US newspaper group in January.
The ouster happened last week, but the staff was just informed today in an email from Metro CEO Yggers Mortensen, who writes that Robinson would be “stepping down.” But we hear that the split was far less amicable or voluntary. Robinson will be replaced by Metro International’s Aleksander Korab.
Prior to her time in the New York headquarters of Metro US, Robinson worked in the Philadelphia office. She started with the company in 2004 as an editorial assistant.
Contacted via email, Robinson said that she had no comment.
Here is the full email from Mortensen:
Editorial Team Update!
I wanted to inform you that Dorothy Robinson will be stepping down from her role as Editor in Chief to pursue other opportunities. We respect and support her decision and I would like to thank her for all her hard work at Metro US over the past 10 years. Dorothy commented: “It’s been an honor to lead the newsroom and I wish the best to the most talented group of journalists and editors I’ve ever worked with. I know I leave them in good hands.”
To that point, we are indeed fortunate to have an extremely talented editorial staff and we will certainly be leveraging that very talent including Aleksander Korab from Metro International who, luckily for us, is available and will be helping us in the interim until we make a final decision on this role. Alek brings with him great creativity, experience and passion for new media to help us continue in the direction that we want to go.
Many of you may know Alek, who is part of the Metro world for 14 years. Alek previously worked for Metro International as Content Director, where he was in charge of the launches of Metro Moscow, now the most popular newspaper in Russia, and Diario El Grafico, the first sports daily in Chile, among other projects. Prior to this, Alek was Editor-in-Chief of the Metro Polish edition for 7 years and Metro Czech Republic edition for 1 year.
Please join me in welcoming Alek and wishing Dorothy all the best.