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Gil Spencer Named The Denver Post Editor-in-chief

November 30, 1989

DENVER (AP) _ F. Gilman Spencer, former editor of the New York Daily News, was named editor-in-chief of The Denver Post.

The 63-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner replaces Robert W. Ritter, executive editor, who resigned Wednesday.

″I feel this is a terrific thing for me,″ Spencer said. ″I think Denver is an interesting market. I love the look of it.″

Spencer is scheduled to start at The Post on Monday.

″Gil Spencer is one of the industry’s premier editors,″ said William Dean Singleton, vice chairman and chief executive of MediaNews Group, the parent company of The Post. ″He brings warmth, excitement and creativity to newspapers and newsroom staff.″

Spencer resigned from the Daily News in September after five years. He said he left partly because the newspaper was about to enter difficult labor negotiations, and he had to make a commitment either to stay or leave.

Before going to the New York tabloid, Spencer was editor of the Philadelphia Daily News for nine years. He won his Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 1974 while at The Trentonian in Trenton, N.J.

The Post also said Chuck Green, editor, will become editorial page editor, effective Monday. Carl Miller, current editorial page editor, will be reassigned to another senior management position.

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