BALTIMORE — Thomas Baden Jr., editor of The News-Times in Danbury, Connecticut, has been named editor of The Daily Record in Baltimore.
Baden led The News-Times' coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.
Daily Record Publisher Suzanne E. Fischer-Huettner announced Baden's selection on Monday. He succeeds David Simon, who left in October.
Baden, 60, is a graduate of the University of Maryland. He began his career at The Post-Standard in Syracuse, New York He worked as a White House and national correspondent for Newhouse News Service, covering the 1988 and 1992 presidential campaigns.
Baden was managing editor of The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, executive editor of The Salt Lake Tribune in Utah and editor of the Connecticut Post in Bridgeport. He became editor in Danbury in 2012.