Marimow returning as top editor of Philly Inquirer

AP News

4/4/2012 5:51:49 PM - AP News

Former Philadelphia Inquirer editor William Marimow is returning to run the newspaper again under new management a year and a half after stepping down following an earlier ownership change.

Philadelphia Media Network, which owns the paper and the Philadelphia Daily News, said Wednesday it had hired the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner as the Inquirer's top editor.

The 64-year-old Marimow served as the Inquirer's editor from 2006 to 2010 and is now teaching journalism at Arizona State University. He will take over as top editor next month.

The company, which was bought by a group of local investors Monday, says Marimow's return heralds an expansion of investigative journalism at the paper. Marimow and a partner wrote stories that won a Pulitzer in 1978, and a second Pulitzer came in 1985.