By: E&P Staff
Philadelphia Inquirer Editor Bill Marimow, who took over the paper just last fall, reportedly has prostate cancer, according to Philadelphia Weekly.
The alternative paper reported Tuesday that Marimow expects to be treated for the affliction at Johns Hopkins University, then return to work.
“Ironically,” the editor wrote in a memo last week to staff, the Weekly reports, “I have no discernible symptoms at all, and I feel in excellent health. While I’m gone, Anne Gordon will be overseeing the newsroom, so you’ll be in very capable hands. While I’m recovering, I’ll be … faithfully reading your work.?
“Everybody is very saddened,” Newspaper Guild president Henry J. Holcomb told the Weekly. “He’s very much in our prayers, and we’re looking forward to having him back. He’s going to [Johns Hopkins], so he’s in good hands.”
Marimow was not immediately reachable for comment.