Tech reporting lures Sun-Times’ Guy

Sandra Guy (Photo: Jean Lachat)

Sandra Guy (Photo: Jean Lachat)

It’s back to business for veteran Chicago journalist Sandra Guy, who resigned this week after 16 years as a reporter at the Sun-Times.

Guy has been hired as a senior editor at Internet Retailer, where she will cover breaking news and write feature stories about providers of e-commerce technology and services.

The move, effective July 27, is a return to in-depth business-to-business reporting for Guy, who previously worked as news editor at Telephony, a telecommunications technology magazine. She joined the Sun-Times in 1999 and spent most of her time there reporting on business and technology. She also reported on higher education.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated my almost 16 years at the Sun-Times — the best and most vital voice in Chicago journalism,” Guy said. “And I look forward to covering what I'm so passionate about — technology that runs behind-the-scenes in the retail world. It's exciting to be a part of a wonderful, successful team at a fast-growing media company — Internet Retailer and its parent, Vertical Web Media — covering a hot-topic beat.”

Guy’s resignation comes one month after her work week was cut in half in the latest editorial budget cuts at the Sun-Times. The company negotiated an agreement with the Chicago News Guild to forestall layoffs for six months at the paper in exchange for reducing up to six full-time positions to part-time ones.

A native of Blountville, Tennessee, and graduate of Emory and Henry College, Guy also serves as an adjunct professor of journalism at DePaul University.