Chris Cobler, Publisher and Editor of the Victoria Advocate announced on his personal Facebook page Saturday that his position as Editor of the Victoria Advocate had been 'eliminated.'

According to his Facebook page, Chris, who was originally from Topeka, Kansas studied journalism at The University of Kansas. Chris had been with the Victoria Advocate for the last thirteen years.

In his post, Chris offered that, "For financial reasons intensified by the pandemic, the Victoria Advocate has eliminated my position. I want to thank all of you for inviting me into your homes and sharing your lives with me for these past 13 years. You’ve made Victoria our home."

Chris then concludes with a heartfelt message of gratitude to the journalists he has worked with at the Victoria Advocate offering, "Most of all, I want to thank the many, many talented and dedicated journalists at the Advocate and elsewhere during my almost-40-year newspaper career. Their commitment to truthful reporting and serving their communities inspired me and made going to work fun and important every day. All of us who care about what's going on in our community and our world desperately need them." He then ended his post with a plea to help keep journalists employed. "They need your support now more than ever. Wherever you are, please subscribe to your local newspaper."

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