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Mary J. Corey, first woman to lead Sun newsroom, dies of cancer
Mary J. Corey, first woman to lead Sun newsroom, dies of cancer

Mary J. Corey, whose personal warmth was matched by a drive that led her to become the first woman in The Baltimore Sun's 176-year history to head its newsroom, died Tuesday of breast cancer. The Sun's senior vice president and director of content, who was 49, essentially grew up at her hometown paper, joining it as a college intern and rising through its reporting and editing ranks. She led The Sun to regional Newspaper of the Year honors during the past two years and spearheaded new print and digital sections while building on its tradition of investigative journalism. "Mary was an outstanding colleague and a wonderful person," said Timothy E. Ryan, publisher,...

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