'Post' Executive Editor Mizroch resigns due to health

Award-winning journalist Amir Mizroch had been with the paper for eight years.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
February 21, 2011 17:56
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Amir Mizroch, executive editor of The Jerusalem Post since last April, has resigned for health reasons.

Mizroch, 35, tendered his resignation on Sunday. He said Monday that he had decided to take some time to focus entirely on his health.

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Mizroch, who had previously been the Post’s news editor, said he greatly enjoyed his eight years at the paper. “It has been an honor to be part of The Jerusalem Post group for the past eight years, and my best wishes are with everyone,” he said.

Born in Israel and raised in South Africa, Mizroch joined the Post in December 2002 as an update editor on the Web site, www.jpost.com. In January 2004, he was promoted to managing editor of the Web site and directed its coverage through a tumultuous news cycle.

In the summer of 2005, he was promoted to news editor for the print publication, taking charge of the Post’s team of reporters in Israel and abroad.

In 2007 he won the B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism-Certificate of Merit for his coverage of the Jewish Federations of North America’s buildup to the General Assembly in Los Angeles.

Mizroch will continue to blog at amirmizroch.com.



Post Editor-in-Chief David Horovitz said he was “very sorry to lose Amir,” but understood that Mizroch needed to put his health first. “Amir has been central to the fine work we have done here in recent years,” Horovitz said, “and his departure leaves a gap that will be very hard to fill. I wish Amir a speedy and complete recovery, and look forward to working with him again in the future.”


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