Marty Baron Named WashPo Executive Editor

Marty Baron, editor of The Boston Globe, was named executive editor of The Washington Post. Baron will assume his new post on Jan. 2, 2013, replacing Marcus Brauchli, who will start a new role as a VP of The Washington Post Co.

Marty Baron was named executive editor of The Washington Post effective Jan. 2, 2013, the newspaper announced today.

Baron, who has been editor of The Boston Globe since 2001, replaces Marcus Brauchli, who will step down at the end of the year to assume a new role as VP of The Washington Post Co., working with chairman and CEO Donald Graham to review and evaluate new media opportunities.

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“We are thrilled to have Marty Baron lead The Washington Post’s newsroom,” Katharine Weymouth, publisher of the Post, said in a statement. “He has a demonstrated record of producing the highest quality journalism, which matches the legacy and expectations of the Post.”

Under Baron’s leadership, the Globe won six Pulitzer prizes and a variety of other awards. He has also previously held top editing positions at The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and The Miami Herald, which also won a Pulitzer under his leadership.

Baron was named “Editor of the Year” by Editor & Publisher Magazine in April 2001, and he was selected by the National Press Foundation as “Editor of the Year” in 2004. In 2012, he was awarded the Stephen Hamblett First Amendment Award by the New England First Amendment Coalition and was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Under Brauchli, the Post’s newsroom won four Pulitzer Prizes, and was a finalist for eight others. The Post has also won an array of other awards

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