Posted at: 11/13/2012 11:28 AM
Bob Matson, former executive editor at Messenger Post Newspapers, died Tuesday morning of an apparent heart attack at his home.
Mr. Matson, who started as a reporter at the Daily Messenger in the early 1980s and moved up the ranks to the top editing position, most recently served as director of community affairs at Finger Lakes Community College.
Under his leadership, the newspaper group, which included both the Daily Messenger and the Post weeklies, garnered numerous awards over the years.
The Daily Messenger will feature a tribute to Mr. Matson in Wednesday’s paper.