Jerry Seib Retiring After 45 Years at the Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal editor Matt Murray sent this memo out on Monday:

After one of the most storied journalistic runs of the modern (or any) era, our own Jerry Seib has decided to retire from The Wall Street Journal.

Jerry may be a Washington Nationals fan, but he has been the Journal’s Cal Ripken Jr., and it is hard to imagine the place without his regular byline. He joined the Journal 45 years ago as a summer intern in Dallas, and during his career here, he has put in 29 years as a weekly columnist, 12 as Washington bureau chief (over two stints), six as executive Washington editor and three as a Middle East correspondent (where, in 1987, he was kidnapped and held in an Iranian prison for four days).