Longtime editor of The Greenville News retires
John Pittman has retired as editor and senior vice president of The Greenville (S.C.) News, ending a 37-year career at the newspaper he led through landmark public service reporting and into the digital age.
Pittman came to Greenville in 1976 as city editor, and he quickly rose during two years to managing editor and then to executive editor at the age of 29. At the time of his appointment as editor, he oversaw the operations of two daily newspapers – The News and the Greenville Piedmont, the city's afternoon daily.
During his leadership, the newspaper was recognized nationally for its public service reporting in news and sports.