DETROIT — Detroit Free Press editor and publisher Paul Anger says he's retiring after 10 years with the newspaper.

The Free Press ( ) said Thursday that Anger's last day will be May 15. He became the Free Press's editor and vice president after Gannett bought it in 2005 and became publisher in 2009.

The 65-year-old Anger began his journalism career in 1967 taking bowling scores by phone for his hometown paper in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He worked 28 years at the Miami Herald as sports editor and in other roles.

Anger also served as news editor for Knight-Ridder newspapers' Washington bureau and as editor of the Des Moines Register.

The Free Press is published by the Detroit Media Partnership under a joint operating agreement with The Detroit News, owned by MediaNews Group.