Chris, who marked 25 years with Archant in February 2015, left before Christmas as part of a wider reorganisation being undertaken by the company.
Other long-serving Archant editors to have left their roles in recent months include Nigel Pickover, of the Eastern Daily Press, Terry Mitchinson, of the Welwyn Hatfield Times and North London editor-in-chief Geoff Martin.
HTFP understands Michael Adkins is now the overall executive editor for Archant’s weekly titles in Romford, Ilford, Barking & Dagenham and Newham.
Michael joined Archant in 2008 and was previously the editor of the Barking and Dagenham Post.
An Archant spokeswoman said: “We can confirm Chris Carter left his role in the company last year as the result of a reorganisation of the senior editorial management team in London.”