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The Man Who Just Won't Go Away - Posted July 15, 2008
Love him (read: Washington Times haters) or hate him (read: Washington Times lovers, Fran Coombs, Wes Pruden, etc., etc.), George Archibald's raison d'etre (read: ... [FishbowlDC]

David Jones Named Managing Editor of Wash Times - Posted February 20, 2008
From TWT: David Jones has been named managing editor of The Washington Times and will assume repsonsibility for all print content. Mr. Jones is both a veteran newsman and a Times stalwart; he has been foreign editor of the paper since 1994. Read the rest here. Jon... [FishbowlDC]

Coombs: Leaving - Posted January 14, 2008
(earlier: "BREAKING: John Solomon To Replace Pruden At The Washington Times") A source tells FishbowlDC that the Washington Times' Fran Coombs -- whom many thought would replace Wes Pruden as executive editor -- announced that he is leaving the paper during today's 4 pm news meeting. He didn't say where he was... [FishbowlDC]

BREAKING: John Solomon To Replace Pruden At The Washington Times - Posted January 14, 2008
The Washington Times has named John F. Solomon as executive editor. He succeeds Wes Pruden, who will retire after 25 years at the paper. Solomon hails from the Post where he's headed the paper's investigative reporting team. Previously, he was the Associated Press' director of Multimedia Investigative Reporting, assistant bureau chief, news... [FishbowlDC]

McCain's Back In The Newsroom! - Posted August 24, 2007
As of this writing, Robert Stacy McCain is back in the Washington Times' newsroom. Fran Coombs shook hands with him and they walked into Fran's office, with Coombs smiling. The door was shut. (earlier: Stacy McCain Resigned? and McCain Update) ... [FishbowlDC]

Stacy McCain Resigned?!? - Posted August 22, 2007
That's what we're hearing this evening, that Washington Times Assistant National Editor Robert Stacy McCain called National Editor Ken Hanner today and declared his intention to resign. Why? Well, McCain was the person mentioned in our earlier blind item. During a... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Times Changes - Posted May 7, 2007
FishbowlDC hears that five finalists for Wes Pruden's job will be at the Times this week for final interviews. The staff expects an announcement the following week, at the Times' 25th anniversary party. Two names in the hunt: Managing Editor Fran Coombs and UPI's Martin Walker. ... [FishbowlDC]