Brethour, night editor of The Globe and Mail, is joining Brunswick News as its editor-in-chief. 

 By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor

Pat Brethour is leaving The Globe and Mail after 18 years to join Brunswick News as its editor-in-chief.

Brethour, who is the night editor, will work his last day at the Globe on May 23 and join Brunswick News on May 26.

He replaces John Wishart, who worked as editor-in-chief of Brunswick News for two years, and will now become editor of the Telegraph Journal. He and three other managing editors—Al Hogan, Anne Mooers and Denis Robichaud—will report directly to Brethour. 

“We are delighted to welcome Patrick to the Brunswick News team and we think he will play a key role in helping us reach our strategic goals over the next several years,” Brunswick News Vice-President James C. Irving said in the memo. “Wishart will work closely with Patrick to ensure his smooth transition into Brunswick News.”

Sources say this appointment follows a series of managerial changes at Brunswick News following low staff morale. Recently former Vancouver Sun editor-in-chief Patricia Graham came out of retirement to become ombudswoman at Brunswick News. 

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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.