Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Washington Examiner publisher quits

And the revolving door continues to spin at billionaire Phil Anschutz's Examiner newspapers. After just 19 months, Washington Examiner publisher Herbert W. Moloney III (pictured) has resigned. A story in the Washington Examiner gave no reason for Moloney's departure, nor was there any word on his future plans.

Moloney will be replaced by Michael Phelps (left), currently publisher of the Baltimore Examiner. Phelps will also take on the new title/position of Chief Executive Officer of the Baltimore-Washington Examiner Group. Phelps will be replaced by Michael Beatty (right), former director of retail sales at the paid circulation Balitmore Sun. Beatty has 25 years of experience in newspaper marketing and advertising, including three years at the Sun.

Moloney replaced James McDonald in April 2005. McDonald lasted two months at the Examiner.

Moloney came to the Examiner after serving as chief operating officer of Vertis, a junk-mailing company. Before that, he worked for newspaper companies Knight Ridder and Lee Enterprises.