Mary J. Corey

Mary J. Corey (Baltimore Sun photo by Robert K. Hamilton / May 20, 2010)

Mary J. Corey, the late editor of The Baltimore Sun, will be inducted this summer into the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association's Newspaper Hall of Fame.

The Association announced this week that Corey is one of three Maryland journalists who will be honored during a June ceremony in College Park. The other inductees are Denise Riley, the longtime editor of The Star Democrat in Easton and Brice Stump, a reporter and editor for The Daily Times in Salisbury.

Corey, a 26-year newsroom veteran, rose through the ranks, starting at the paper as a college intern. In 2010, she was named Senior Vice President and Director of Content, becoming the first woman to run the newsroom in the Sun's 176-year history.

The Sun's current editor, Triffon G. Alatzas, nominated Corey for the hall of fame on behalf of The Baltimore Sun Media Group. He noted that she led the newsroom through a period of intense industry change and praised her "strong leadership."

He wrote: "Corey was a champion for Maryland journalism and a mentor to many young interns, reporters and editors who worked at The Baltimore Sun Media Group."

She died in 2013 at age 49 after battling breast cancer.

mary.mccauley@baltsun.com