By Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A veteran journalist and former Washington Post ombudsman will serve as The Frederick News-Post’s top editor.

The company announced Monday ( that 60-year-old Patrick Pexton of Chevy Chase will oversee the newspaper’s editorial staff.

Pexton says he hopes to “lead the newsroom to be an integral part of the Frederick County community and the Frederick conversation,” noting his dedication to the job stems from his love of Frederick and passion for community news.

The Los Angeles native began his journalism career in the 1980s covering two Connecticut towns and later worked at The Montgomery Journal and The Navy Times. He served as a managing editor and deputy editor of The National Journal and became The Washington Post’s ombudsman in 2011.

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