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Marty Baron Retiring from the Washington Post

Marty Baron, the Washington Post executive editor, will retire next month, the newspaper announced.

Baron oversaw a period of both substantial growth and acclaim for the Post since arriving in 2013 when Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purchased the newspaper. When Baron came aboard the Post, the company had 580 news employees, which now exceeds 1,000.

“Almost two years ago, I told department heads that I was committed to staying at The Post through the presidential election. I left open what might happen beyond that. Today I am letting you know that I will retire on February 28,” Baron wrote to newsroom staff.

“I have worked in journalism without stop for nearly 45 years, leading magnificent news staffs in Miami, then Boston, and now Washington, D.C., for 21.” Colleagues such as CNN media reporter Brian Stelter commended Baron’s work as he helped the Post newsroom navigate relentless political attacks from former President Trump.

Eduardo Razo
Eduardo Razo
Eduardo Razo is the Assistant Content Editor for BNM, which includes writing daily news stories on the news media industry. He can be found on Twitter @eddierazo_ or you can reach him by email at [email protected].

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