The Tyler Morning Telegraph will host an open house today for anyone who wants to say goodbye to longtime editor Dave Berry.
""I encourage Dave's friends and the community to join us for a farewell celebration and see our new newsroom," Nelson Clyde, publisher of the Tyler Morning Telegraph, said.
After 46 years in the newspaper business, with more than 20 years at the Tyler Morning Telegraph, Berry, 66, is retiring at the end of the year. He became managing editor here in 1994 and five years ago, was promoted to editor.
From 4 to 6 p.m. today, friends and readers will have an opportunity to say goodbye to Berry, as well as have a chance to meet the new leadership and to check out the Tyler Paper's new newsroom.
The event will be held at 410 W. Erwin St. and visitors can park along Erwin Street and enter through the building's main entrance.
Throughout his career, reporting for the U.S. Army in Vietnam and at newspapers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, Berry has worked as a reporter, columnist, photographer, copy editor, editor and manager.
Berry served on several community organizations and in 2010, helped launch the Fit City Challenge, an initiative for a healthier community. Berry plans to continue writing his weekly Focal Point columns for the My Generation section each week.