New York Times Metro Editor Wendell Jamieson steps down after investigation

Metropolitan Editor Wendell Jamieson has resigned after an investigation, according to an internal memo.

In an email to staff, Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joseph Kahn said Susan Chira will act as interim Metro editor effective immediately.

Chira is the senior correspondent and editor on gender issues, according to her Twitter bio.

The memo included a statement from Jamieson.

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“Leading Metro for the last five years and working with the incredible Times team has been the high point of my professional life, Jamieson said in the statement.

I regret and apologize for my mistakes and leaving under these circumstances. I’m especially proud of all the talent I’ve helped bring to The Times. Susan Chira is a wonderful editor, a true New Yorker, and I know Metro will rise to even greater heights under her leadership.”

The email said no further comment will be made to protect the privacy of those involved.