WaPo names new editor
Marcus Brauchli, 46, will take over as top editor of the Washington Post come September, replacing legendary Leonard Downie, 66. This according to Richard Perez-Pena of the New York Times.
Brauchli comes to the job after a long career at the Wall Street Journal, where he rose to the level of managing editor before resigning in April.
More from the Times: Mr. Brauchli, who spent most of his career as an editor and overseas correspondent at The Journal, will take over a newspaper that, like most in the industry, has been hit hard by falling ad revenue and circulation. More than 100 newsroom employees recently accepted a buyout at The Post, whose news staff has declined from more than 900 early in this decade to about 700, and several Post executives say they expect the newsroom to shrink further in the next few years.