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Top Sun Editor Joins Firm of Former O'Malley Aide

A top editor at the Baltmore Sun is joining a public affairs firm headed by the former communications director for Gov. Martin O'Malley (D).

Howard Libit, the Sun's assistant managing editor for news, will become the chief operating officer for Kearney O'Doherty Public Affairs, the firm announed today. The firm is headed by long-time O'Malley aide Steve Kearney and Damian O'Doherty, a former top adviser to Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith (D).

"Howard coming aboard is a big deal for our firm," Kearney said in a statement. "We've worked together - and argued about stories - for years. He's one of the smartest, most capable people I've met in Maryland ."

Since its launch early last year, the firm has been involved in the repeal of Maryland's computer services tax and passage of last fall's slot-machine gambling referendm.

Libit, a graduate of Stanford University, lives in Baltimore County with his wife and two children.

By John Wagner  |  April 21, 2009; 3:22 PM ET
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I can't blame Libit for this one. The Sun barely even qualifies as a newspaper anymore.

Posted by: evwill | April 21, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

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