BALTIMORE (AP) — David B. Simon, a journalist who has worked for several Maryland newspapers, is the new editor of The Daily Record in Baltimore.

Publisher Suzanne E. Fischer-Huettner announced the appointment Thursday. Simon succeeds Tom Linthicum, who retired last month as vice president and executive editor.

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Simon, 36, begins his duties Jan. 14.

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He was a senior writer in medicine and biological sciences for the fundraising arm of the University of Chicago. He was formerly managing editor for news and opinion at The Gazette in Gaithersburg. Simon also was assistant city editor at The Frederick News-Post, and worked as assistant city editor for the Carroll County Times in Westminster.

The Daily Record, which covers business and legal affairs in Maryland, is owned by The Dolan Co., based in Minneapolis.

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