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Murray Succeeds Buzbee at WAPO

Mon., Jun. 3, 2024

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Matt Murray
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Matt Murray, former editor-in-chief of the Wall Street Journal, has succeeded Sally Buzbee, 58, as executive editor at the Washington Post until the US presidential election.

Robert Winnett, deputy editor of The Telegraph Media Group, will then assume the editor position, overseeing news, politics, investigations, business, technology, sports and features.

Murray, a 29-year veteran of the WSJ, will then take on a new position, focused on service and social media reporting.

Winnett, Murray and David Shipley, who is in charge of the opinions newsroom, will report to Will Lewis, CEO/publisher of WaPo.

The Post credits Buzbee with expanding its service journalism, including climate and Well+Being.

"Sally is an incredible leader and a supremely talented media executive who will be sorely missed. I wish her all the best going forward," said Lewis.

The paper also announced plans to create a new division of the newsroom, serving customers “who feel traditional news is not for them but still want to be kept informed—compelling, exciting and accurate news where they are and in the style that they want.”

Focused more on video storytelling, AI and flexible payment plans, the new unit will become operational during the third quarter.

"By creating three, strong, journalism functions—core, service/social and opinions—we are taking a definitive step away from the 'one size fits all' approach and moving towards meeting our audiences where they are,” said Lewis.

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