Public relations mogul and author Peter Hannaford, who was spokesman for Ronald Reagan when he was governor of California and who later became senior communications adviser for the Gipper’s 1980 presidential campaign, had looked forward to “semiretirement” when he moved last year from Washington to Northern California.
Now he has accepted the post of editorial page editor of the Eureka Reporter, a daily newspaper.
“While I have written a great many op-ed-length articles and am familiar with the discipline, I’ve never had to write one a day before. In addition, there are syndicated columns to schedule, editorial cartoons to order and letters to the editors and locally generated op-eds to sort through and select for publication,” he says.
“My only worry is, where do we find the time to go on a cruise?”