Tim Harmon

Tim Harmon

Tim Harmon, the re­tired executive editor of the South Bend Tribune, has joined The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne) as an editorial writer.

Actually, he rejoined the paper.

Harmon was the managing editor at The Journal Gazette from 1983 to 1989, and before that, from 1978 to 1983, he was an editorial page staff writer.

“I’m thrilled to have a journalist with the experience and knowledge Tim brings to the job,” said Karen Francisco, editorial page editor. “His reporting and writing already are bringing a wonderful new perspective to our opinion pages.”

Harmon, 62, was executive editor of The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, in Kentucky, and managing editor The Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster). He was managing editor in South Bend for 15 years before he was named executive editor in 2011. He retired from there in June.

“The Journal Gazette has a great staff, and I’m proud to be a part of it again,” Harmon said. “I’m going to fewer meetings, dealing with zero personnel issues and doing a lot more writing, which is why I got into this field in the first place.”