Reports: Brauchli likely to be named Washington Post executive editor

Marcus Brauchli, former Wall Street Journal managing editor, is likely to be publisher Katharine Weymouth’s choice as the next executive editor of the Washington...

Marcus Brauchli, former Wall Street Journal managing editor, is likely to be publisher Katharine Weymouth’s choice as the next executive editor of the Washington Post.


Brauchli would be a clean departure from the Post’s genealogy. Executive editor Len Downie was named executive editor in 1991, replacing legendary editor Ben Bradlee, who served in that capacity since 1968. Downie became managing editor in 1984.


FishbowlDC’s Patrick Gavin reports that Post sources tell him, “People are acting like [Brauchli’s hire is] a done deal,” and that “the Post will have more than one managing editor under Brauchli.”


Politico.com’s Michael Calderone reports that the announcement will likely take place July 7 or 8.


Portfolio’s Jeff Bercovici says he’s hearing that Brauchli’s lawyer met with News Corp. officials to ensure that the non-compete agreement built into his contract won’t be an issue if he relocates to Washington.

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