The publisher of The Daily Record announced Thursday that a former editor at several Maryland newspapers will become editor of the Baltimore-based business and legal affairs newspaper on Jan. 14.

David B. Simon, 36, will replace Tom Linthicum, who retired as vice president and executive editor in December, The Daily Record reported.

Simon, who most recently worked for the University of Chicago's fundraising arm as a senior writer in medicine and biological sciences, had been managing editor for news and opinion at The Gazette in Gaithersburg until June, The Daily Record said.

From 2005 to 2008, he served as assistant city editor of the Frederick News-Post. Prior to that he worked as assistant city editor of the Carroll County Times in Westminster.

"David Simon is an outstanding journalist who will lead The Daily Record in print and online," said Suzanne E. Fischer-Huettner, publisher, in a statement. "David will continue to uphold our high standards of editorial excellence, and I know he will lead the team by building for the future, strengthening our current products and introducing new ones."

Simon, who began working as a reporter in 2002 for the weekly Queens Chronicle in New York, also has worked as an adjunct journalism professor at American University in Washington D.C. and Hood College in Frederick, according to The Daily Record.

The five-day-a-week daily newspaper, owned by Minneapolis-based The Dolan Co., also publishes TheDailyRecord.com website, six blogs, four e-newsletters and business and legal special publications.

Lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com

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