Dealey out as Washington Times editor

Washington Times release

November 19, 2010

The Washington Times announced today that its Editor, Sam Dealey, is leaving the company. Times President Thomas McDevitt said, "We wish Sam Dealey the best as he pursues new opportunities.”

Christopher Dolan, currently Managing Editor of the Times, will assume the role of Acting Editor effective today. In the past, Mr. Dolan has served as Political Editor and Congressional Bureau Chief of the Times. A national search for a new editor will take place in the coming weeks to identify and recruit a newsroom leader to carry out future plans for The Washington Times.

These plans call for The Washington Times news coverage to expand with the return of sports, metro and entertainment sections. These will complement the Times’ respected coverage of government, politics, national security, intelligence, economics, geopolitics, culture/religion and opinion that has been its strength over the past 28 years.

The Times also will increase the availability of its content through multiple media channels, including, radio and television.

Brett M. Decker will remain Editorial Page Editor of the Times and will continue to direct the Commentary section.

> Politico: The move doesn't surprise Times-watchers

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