Editor Lynne Anderson, who was named to her position in June 2021 has been erased from the paper’s masthead, and presumably, has been dismissed. Anderson’s biggest claim to fame was the hiring of Spencer—whose leftist, pro-Democrat tripe probably decimated the Progress’ subscription roll.
Joining her, in oblivion, is Eric Mayberry, now-former president and publisher of the Daily Progress, whose name and title also has been eradicated from the printed paper.
The short tenures (barely two years) of Spencer, Anderson, and Mayberry reflect universally tough times for the print-news business. But they also clearly exhibit the pitfalls of introducing wokonomics into news delivery. These deliberately “progressive” hires undoubtedly hastened the Daily Progress’ impending demise.
Left to pick up the paper’s shredded pieces is “City Editor” Reynolds Hutchins, who ultimately may best be remembered as the final name to appear on the print edition’s masthead.