Washington Times editor Solomon resigns

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Posted: Nov 13, 2009 10:08 AM

John Solomon, the executive editor of The Washington Times, has resigned, the newspaper said Friday.

Solomon has held the post since January 2008. He resigned on Nov. 6, according to an article on The Washington Times Web site.

The article did not give a reason for Solomon's resignation and said he declined to comment on his decision.

Solomon's resignation followed the ouster of three top employees of the newspaper _ Thomas P. McDevitt, the president and publisher; Keith Cooperrider, the chief financial officer; and Douglas D.M. Joo, the chairman _ according to the article.

Before joining The Washington Times, Solomon was an investigative reporter at the Washington Post, focusing on politics and money. He replaced Wesley Pruden, who had been with the paper since its inception in 1982.

He also was a longtime reporter and manager at The Associated Press in Washington and elsewhere.

The Times is often viewed as the conservative alternative to the much larger Post. It was founded in 1982 by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, leader of the Unification Church.