Fired ‘Baltimore Sun’ Editor Joins NPR

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By: Joe Strupp

Less than three months after he was unceremoniously fired as editor of The Sun in Baltimore, William Marimow has been hired by National Public Radio for the newly created position of managing editor for NPR News, in which he will oversee national coverage, NPR officials said in a release.

“We could not have done better than Bill Marimow when it comes to the kind of journalist and manager that NPR needs to help us continue to improve and expand its coverage,” Bruce Drake, NPR’s vice president for news, said in a statement.

Marimow, who spent 11 years at the Sun and more than two decades prior to that at The Philadelphia Inquirer, lost his editorship Jan. 5 when the paper forced him out and replaced him with Tim Franklin, formerly of the Orlando Sentinel.

Marimow will take over his new job May 2. He will oversee NPR’s national news staff, round-the-clock newscasts and training, and work with NPR Online to help reflect NPR News content on the web, official said in the release.

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