Downie to resign from Washington Post

WASHINGTON: Washington Post executive editor Len Downie told staff members June 23 that he will resign effective September 8, after a 17-year tenure. Downie will become the newspaper's VP at large. Publisher Katharine Weymouth will announce a successor soon, according to a report in the Post. Philip Bennett, Post managing editor; former Wall Street Journal managing editor Marcus Brauchli; and Jonathan Landman, New York Times deputy managing editor, are considered “the strongest contenders for the job,” according to a report in the Post by Howard Kurtz.

WASHINGTON: Washington Post executive editor Len Downie told staff members June 23 that he will resign effective September 8, after a 17-year tenure. Downie will become the newspaper's VP at large. Publisher Katharine Weymouth will announce a successor soon, according to a report in the Post. Philip Bennett, Post managing editor; former Wall Street Journal managing editor Marcus Brauchli; and Jonathan Landman, New York Times deputy managing editor, are considered “the strongest contenders for the job,” according to a report in the Post by Howard Kurtz.

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