Richard Maloy, Thompson and WaPo Veteran, Dies at 89

By Patrick Tutwiler Comment

Yesterday we reported on the passing of longtime WaPo printer Fred McHone. Today we learn of another veteran WaPo journalist who has died. Richard Maloy, who served as Washington bureau chief of Thomson newspapers after working for years at the Post, died Dec. 1. From the obituary:

Mr. Maloy came to Washington in 1952, when he was hired as a local news reporter at The Post. He covered state and national politics and, early in his tenure, secured a one-on-one interview with President Harry S. Truman.

He reported on the civil rights movement in the early 1960s and became the paper’s London bureau chief in 1965. He later served as a city and state editor.

Mr. Maloy became an associate editor at National Journal in 1970, then opened a Washington bureau for the Thomson newspaper group in 1974. He was Thomson’s Washington bureau chief until his retirement in the 1990s.

May we all be so lucky to have such a long career. RIP Richard.