Triffon G. Alatzas
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
Trif Alatzas was named Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Baltimore Sun Media in March 2016. An award-winning reporter and editor during the past 31 years, Trif has held several roles at The Baltimore Sun since joining the organization in 2002, including Executive Editor/Senior Vice President, Head of Digital Media, Sports Editor and Business Editor. He oversees business operations and the newsrooms for The Baltimore Sun, The Baltimore Sun Media web sites and the company’s targeted media division of community newspapers and magazines. He led The Sun’s newsrooms through the company’s successful transition to paid digital subscriptions in 2011. He is credited with bridging the print and online divisions of the newsroom and ensuring The Sun’s journalists have an array of skills to maneuver between digital and print platforms seamlessly. He also developed and drove the editorial strategy in BSM’s 2014 acquisitions of The Annapolis Capital and The Carroll County Times. In 2014, he formed The Sun’s investigative team dedicating several journalists to watchdog reporting and expanded that coverage so reporters throughout The Sun’s newsroom participate in that work.
Under his leadership, Baltimore Sun Media and its journalists have continued the tradition of exceptional and award-winning journalism in Baltimore and throughout the region. The newsrooms were recognized during the past several years with more than 50 national awards for work including investigative journalism, online reporting and design as well as breaking news coverage. Baltimore Sun Media newsrooms were awarded Pulitzer Prizes in 2020 and 2019 and have been finalists for the award six times since 2015 for local reporting, breaking news, editorial writing and editorial cartoons. The Sun also has been named News Organization of the Year the past 12 years by the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association. The Sun’s “extraordinary efforts” to gain access to public records and to hold local officials accountable was recognized the past six years with the prestigious James S. Keat Freedom of Information Award. Trif served as a Pulitzer Prize juror in 2015 and 2016. He also serves on the board of directors for the Greater Baltimore Committee, the United Way of Central Maryland as well as the board of visitors at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Vice President, Advertising
Sharon Nevins was named Vice President for Advertising for the Baltimore Sun Media in Jan. 2017 after joining The Sun in 2015 as an Advertising Director. Sharon launched The Sun’s events division, adding new marketing opportunities for our clients and elevating The Sun’s brand. Additionally, she revamped The Sun’s special sections and magazines, doubling revenue. Prior to joining The Sun, Sharon was marketing and advertising director for Baltimore Magazine. She began her career in account management at some of the area’s top advertising agencies and then spent the next 10 years as a vice president of marketing for a variety of local organizations. Sharon is a graduate of The George Washington University.
Timothy J. Thomas
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Tim Thomas, who has been with Baltimore Sun Media since 1999, is responsible for growing company revenue and operating cash flow in non-traditional channels across our expansive portfolio. Tim previously served as vice president of marketing and communications and director of market research. Before joining the company, Tim worked for 15 years at Westinghouse/Northrop Grumman in various operations, research, strategic planning and business development positions, eventually leading the company’s package sorting systems business. He graduated at the top of his class with a Masters in Business Administration from what is now Loyola University Maryland. Tim also earned an undergraduate degree in mass communications (journalism) from Towson University.
Director of Marketing
Renee joined The Baltimore Sun Media in 2007 as advertising manager for the entertainment, healthcare and education category. In August 2008, she became director of marketing for BSM and in 2014 was also named director of marketing for The Morning Call Media Group. Her responsibilities include brand marketing of all publications, events, public relations and community outreach. Prior to joining BSM, Renee was marketing director for a national theatrical promoter where she oversaw the marketing campaigns and public relations for Broadway touring productions, concert and comedy tours and urban theatre across the United States and Canada. Renee, a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, began her career as a media buyer The Miller Group, a Baltimore-based advertising agency, where she planned and placed radio, TV, print and outdoor advertising for its clients.
Sam Davis is the Managing Editor for The Sun, directing The Sun’s newsroom as well the newsrooms for the 12 community publications and magazines. Sam began his career at The Sun in 1980 as an Editorial Assistant before being promoted to Sports Reporter, Local Sports Editor, Assistant Sports Editor, Deputy Sports Editor, Executive Sports Editor and Assistant Managing Editor/Sports. He has had various other responsibilities as an Assistant Managing Editor, including news, budget, recruitment and staff development. He is a native of Baltimore and a 1983 graduate of Coppin State University.