Ed Kelley, up until now the editor of The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, will take up the post, which had been vacant since November:
Ed Kelley, a veteran journalist and award-winning editor and reporter, has been named the new editor of The Washington Times.
Mr. Kelley, who is leaving his post as editor of The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, will oversee both news and opinion content for Washington Times Media, a multi-platform news organization focused on exclusive reporting and compelling conservative opinion. He assumes his duties July 1.
“The company had conducted a nationwide search to identify the best editor who would fit the unique news mission of The Washington Times. Ed Kelley is an excellent choice to advance The Washington Times as it builds a multimedia news company with audiences throughout the United States and world,” said Douglas D.M. Joo, chairman of The Washington Times LLC.
Mr. Kelley, 58, was named Editor of the Year by the National Press Foundation in 1996, served as a Pulitzer Prize juror and was inducted to the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 2003 — the year he became editor of The Oklahoman. Before taking the helm of that paper, Mr. Kelley served in virtually every key editorial position at the news organization, including editorial page editor, managing editor and Washington-based correspondent and bureau chief.
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