Wheatley named assistant managing editor for sports

April 13, 2006

Tim Wheatley, who has run the award-winning sports section of The Indianapolis Star for the past six years, has been named assistant managing editor for sports at The Sun, Editor Tim Franklin announced yesterday.

Under Wheatley's direction, The Star's sports section has won numerous national awards. Last month, the Associated Press Sports Editors named the paper's Sunday sports section and special sections among the top 10 in the nation, and The Star's daily section was named one of the country's 20 best.

"The Sun is a well-respected newspaper, and I'm looking forward to joining its talented staff," Wheatley said. "Baltimore is a great city and a great sports town. It will be nice to be back in a city with major league baseball. And I'll get to trade a big auto race in May for a big horse race in May."

Before joining The Star, Wheatley, 44, worked for 11 years at the Minneapolis Star Tribune in several top sports editing positions. He also has been an assistant sports editor at The Florida Times-Union, and he has been a sports reporter at the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer and the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal.

Wheatley succeeds Randy Harvey, who last month was named assistant managing editor for sports at the Los Angeles Times.

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