Jerry Nachman, a columnist for the New York Post, was appointed today as the newspaper’s new editor.
Nachman succeeds Jane Amsterdam, who was officially relieved today of her duties as editor by the tabloid’s owner and publisher, Peter Kalikow.
Amsterdam, former editor of the magazine Manhattan,inc., was the paper’s editor for 50 weeks. It had been reported that there was friction between the editor and publisher over a decision to cut back the size of the tabloid’s Sunday edition, which has lost millions since it was introduced in March.
Before Nachman joined the Post, he had worked as general manager for the NBC-owned television station in Washington and news director at WNBC-TV in New York.