Keith Kelly, who wrote a column about the media industry for the New York Post for more than two decades before retiring in July 2021, is coming out of retirement.
Kelly is becoming editor in chief of New York weekly newspapers Our Town, The West Side Spirit, Chelsea News and Our Town Downtown. He will start Jan. 1, according to a post on his LinkedIn profile.
An Our Town story states, “Kelly stepped down from the New York Post after a 23 year run in July 2021 but continued to freelance for the Post as well as Crain’s New York Business, the Village Sun, the Daily Mail Online and others.
“Earlier in his career, he worked at the New York Daily News under Pete Hamill, at Advertising Age as a senior editor and Magazine Week as its editorial director among other stops.
“‘While I’ve enjoyed covering the rapidly changing media scene over the years, I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed covering hyperlocal media more recently – everything from Ukrainian refugees, politics, entertainment, real estate, religion, community board hearings and of course neighborhood police and fire news.’
“‘In a sense, I’m coming full circle since I started my career at the North Shore News Group working as a reporter on the Smithtown News and the Northport Observer.’”
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