Philip Evans; November 21, 1933 - May 8, 2011, of cancer, at home in Silver Spring, Md.

Philip Evans, journalist who helped launch Washington Times, dies at 77

By Emma Brown, Published: May 12

Philip Evans, a journalist who served as managing editor of the Washington Star during the 1970s and later helped launch the Washington Times, died May 8 of cancer at his home in Silver Spring. He was 77.

Mr. Evans began a journalism career after working as an oilfield roughneck in Morocco and an Army paratrooper. He wrote for the Associated Press and then became a top editor at the Baltimore Evening Sun, Annapolis Capital and Philadelphia Bulletin.