Mary Corey, the first woman to hold the top editorial post at The Baltimore Sun newspaper, has died.
The newspaper said on its website that Corey died Tuesday of breast cancer. She was 49.
Corey was named senior vice president and director of content at the Tribune-owned paper in 2010, overseeing all print and digital news operations. She was the first woman to hold the post in The Sun’s 176-year history.
Corey joined The Sun in 1987 as an editorial assistant and was quickly promoted to features writer. She later served as assistant national editor and national correspondent. She held various editing roles in the features department from 1998 to 2003, and was promoted to assistant managing editor for features.