Denver Post editorial page editor Chuck Plunkett resigns after calling on owners to sell

The Denver Post: Chuck Plunkett, the editorial page editor of The Denver Post, submitted his resignation on Thursday, nearly one month after he sparked an uproar with an editorial that called on the newspaper’s owners to sell The Post.

Editor Lee Ann Colacioppo announced Plunkett’s resignation to her staff in an email that did not provide details on his departure. His resignation came one week after Dave Krieger, the editorial page editor of another Digital First Media newspaper, the Boulder Daily Camera, was fired after self-publishing an editorial critical of DFM’s management practices.

Plunkett joined the newspaper in 2003, became politics editor in 2011 and became editorial page editor in 2016.

He did not offer details of his resignation, but he spoke of sadness at the decision he said he felt he had to make.

“Being the editorial page editor of The Denver Post was a years’ long goal of mine, and I thoroughly loved the position,” Plunkett said in an interview. “I did not wish to leave The Denver Post for years to come. I wanted to grow in the role and mature in the role and create an editorial page that Denver and Colorado could be proud of.

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