Sun names new columnist for Maryland section

March 11, 2006|BY A SUN REPORTER

Wendi C. Thomas, a columnist at The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn., will become a metro columnist at The Sun, the newspapers announced yesterday.

Thomas, 34, is set to begin at The Sun in the middle of April and begin writing a twice-a-week column for the front page of the Maryland section later that month. She has been a columnist at The Commercial Appeal since August 2003.

"Wendi has been an insightful and provocative voice for Memphis, and we're looking forward to her bringing that same writing flair to The Sun," said Howard Libit, The Sun's city editor. "We think our readers will really appreciate her humor and her take on the issues and people of Maryland."

Thomas said she is sad to leave the city where she grew up but is excited by the opportunities in Baltimore.

"The Sun has an excellent reputation for quality and prize-winning journalism, and I'm thrilled to be joining such a talented roster of journalists," Thomas said. "I'll always be grateful for the chance the Commercial Appeal gave me to find my voice as a columnist, but this was a job I couldn't turn down."

Thomas has also worked as a reporter and editor at The Indianapolis Star, The Tennessean and the Charlotte Observer. She is a 1993 journalism graduate of Butler University in Indiana.

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