OLD Media Moves

Baltimore Sun biz editor, SABEW president gets new job

July 31, 2008

Bernie Kohn, assistant managing editor for business at the Baltimore Sun and current president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, is moving to become the head of the paper’s investigations team.

His successor as biz editor is Trif Alatzas, currently one of the two deputy biz editors at the paper. Alatzas has been a deputy since 2004 and previously served as real estate editor. He was also business editor at the Wilmington (Del.) News-Journal before going to the Sun. Alatzas also spent nearly six years as a reporter for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

The other deputy biz editor, Georgia Marudas, is taking the buyout after 22 years at The Sun and Evening Sun, the last 15 of them as an assistant or deputy biz editor.

The deputy slots will not be filled, and the business news department becomes a team within the paper’s main news operations.

In addition, two reporters are departing the biz desk. Laura McCandlish is leaving the paper to relocate to Oregon with her husband, and Paul Adams is leaving to go into PR at Constellation Energy.Â

Kohn previously was at The Washington Post as night business editor. Before that he spent three years as business editor at the Tampa Tribune. His Tampa staff received honors in the SABEW Best in Business contest each year.

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