Bill Marimow
Senior Advisor

Bill Marimow, called “one of the great investigative journalists of our time,” serves as a Senior Advisor. A two-time Pulitzer Prize recipient and current board member of the Fund for Investigative Journalism, Marimow served as editor-in-chief of The Philadelphia Inquirer from 2006 until spring 2017. He also previously served as the editor-in-chief of The Baltimore Sun and the vice president of news for National Public Radio (NPR).

In his time as editor-in-chief of The Inquirer, Marimow oversaw the 500% growth of monthly views of the paper’s website and received the honor of the fastest-growing digital newsroom. As a reporter at The Inquirer, he received the Pulitzer Prize for public service for stories he wrote with a partner on criminal violence by Philadelphia police, and for his investigation of the police K-9 unit.

His work on the bombing of the MOVE house on Osage Ave., which destroyed a block of homes and led to the deaths of 11 people, formed the backbone of The Inquirer’s Pulitzer Prize entry in 1986, which was a finalist in the general reporting category. In his career, Marimow also received two Silver Gavel Awards from the American Bar Association and two Robert F. Kennedy awards — the first, for his work as an Inquirer reporter and, the second, for his work at NPR.

After leaving his role as editor-in-chief and before joining Brian Communications, he served as the vice president of strategic development of The Inquirer.

Marimow is a graduate of Trinity College, studied First Amendment law at Harvard Law School as a Nieman Fellow and received an honorary doctorate degree from Trinity College. In 2011, he was tapped to lead the Carnegie-Knight News21 in-depth digital journalism program at Arizona State University. He has given commencement addresses at Drexel University, Trinity College and the University of Maryland in College Park.

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