Scott Steepleton | Credit: Paul Wellman/file photo

Longtime News-Press city editor Scott Steepleton was fired last Friday, according to sources inside the daily newspaper. His ouster is the latest in a major staffing shakeup since the company appointed Nick Masuda to oversee news operations. Masuda previously worked for the News-Press in the late 1990s and early 2000s as a sports writer and editor before moving his career to Florida. He was hired back six months ago. Steepleton became a central figure in the series of firings, scandals, and lawsuits that consumed the paper a decade ago, remaining staunchly loyal to controversial owner and publisher Wendy McCaw. Efforts to reach Steepleton were not successful


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