Former Wall Street Journal editor Marcus Brauchli has been named executive editor of The Washington Post, stepping into the large shoes of the legendary Leonard Downie, Jr.
Brauchli was briefly the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, but resigned shortly after Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. bought WSJ owner Dow Jones. Brauchli’s resignation — and how it was handled — fueled controversy over Murdoch’s purchase of Dow Jones and (ongoing) concerns over whether the once-venerable WSJ would retain its editorial integrity.
The announcement from the Washington Post company is here. Context and background on an earlier Townhall post are here while New York Times stories about Brauchli are here.