P.M. BRIEFING : New Denver Post Editor in Chief

<i> From Times wire services</i>

Former New York Daily News Editor F. Gilman Spencer, a Pulitzer Prize winner, has been named editor in chief of the Denver Post, the newspaper announced today.

Spencer, 63, won the Pulitzer in 1974 for editorial writing while at the Trentonian in Trenton, N.J. He replaces Robert W. Ritter at the Denver Post. Ritter, who had been executive editor, resigned Wednesday.

Spencer resigned as editor of the New York Daily News in September after five years. Before that, he was editor of the Philadelphia Daily News for nine years.


Spencer will join the Post on Monday. His wife, Isabelle, is now editor of the Daily Journal in Elizabeth, N.J., but will join the Post next year in an undetermined job, the announcement said.