NEW YORK — The publisher of Newsday is retiring at the end of the year.
The newspaper (http://bit.ly/15rPB3d) reports that Fred Groser said in an email to employees that he would retire effective Dec. 31.
Groser said the paper's owner, Cablevision Systems Corp., would be conducting a search for a new publisher.
The 58-year-old Groser became publisher in 2010 after serving as the paper's advertising chief.
He said retiring was a difficult decision but would allow him to pursue new ventures and spend more time with his family.
During his tenure, Newsday expanded desktop, tablet and smartphone offerings for readers and advertisers.
Groser also serves on the board of directors of the Long Island Associate business group.