Tim Phelps is the editor of the State Desk of The Baltimore Sun .


Season 5Edit

He is pressurised by funding and staff cuts. Phelps is particularly displeased to be beaten to a story by the Daily Record.[1] Phelps is a smoker and often spends time on the loading dock with his colleagues Gus Haynes, Roger Twigg and Jeff Price.[2]


Phelps is played by Thomas J. McCarthy. Fellow Sun journalist Scott Templeton is portrayed by a different Tom McCarthy.[2]


Season 5 appearances
"More with Less" "Unconfirmed Reports" "Not for Attribution" "Transitions" "React Quotes"
"The Dickensian Aspect" "Took" "Clarifications" "Late Editions" "–30–"


  1. Character profile - State Editor Tim Phelps. HBO (2008). Retrieved on 2008-01-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "More with Less". Joe Chappelle, Writ. David Simon (story and teleplay), Ed Burns (story). The Wire. HBO. 2008-01-06. No. 1, season 5.

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