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Washington Post taps Boston paper for new editor

Published on Nov 14, 2012 6:18 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Washington Post said on Tuesday that Marcus Brauchli would leave as executive editor for a corporate position, and will be replaced by Mr Martin Baron, editor of The Boston Globe.

Mr Brauchli, who left a top editorial job at the Wall Street Journal in 2008 to lead The Post's news operations, will become vice president of The Washington Post Company with responsibility for evaluating new media opportunities.

The Post said the change will become effective on Jan 2.

"Marcus has contributed immeasurably in the more than four years he has been at the helm of this newsroom," Post publisher Katherine Weymouth said in a statement.

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