Terence Samuel, a veteran journalist, had been in the role for a year.

Terence Samuel, the editor in chief of USA Today, is leaving the role after a year, the newsroom was told on Monday.

Mr. Samuel, a veteran journalist, joined USA Today in July 2023 from National Public Radio, where he was a top executive in charge of all news gathering across the broadcaster. Neither Mr. Samuel nor the publication gave a reason for his departure.

In an email to the newsroom viewed by The New York Times, Monica Richardson, senior vice president of USA Today, said that Mr. Samuel would leave his job “effective today.” Caren Bohan, the executive editor of politics, will serve as interim editor in chief while the publication conducts “a national search for our newsroom leader,” Ms. Richardson wrote in the email.

Mr. Samuel said in an interview on Monday that his departure was “sudden” but that he

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