Friday, January 13, 2006

Fired editor to lead Baltimore Examiner

Billionaire Phil Anschutz, who owns free dailies in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., is launching another one this spring in Baltimore, and its new editor will be Frank J. Keegan, a former editor of the Connecticut Post, according to a report by Nick Madigan of the Baltimore Sun. In Connecticut, reporter Eric Friedman of the Fairfield County Weekly confirmed that Keegan was fired by the Post, a daily published in Bridgeport, Conn., in mid-April after working there about three years. The Baltimore Examiner will be the third in Anschutz's chain of free papers and he plans to expand to dozens of other American cities.