Washington Post Publisher Steps Down a Year After Bezos Acquisition

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It’s the end of an era for The Washington Post

The Post announced Monday that its publisher Katharine Weymouth is stepping down after 17 years with the company and a lifetime of having the paper in her blood. It was Weymouth’s great-grandfather who bought The Post 81 years ago; the family has served as stewards of the publication ever since.

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon CEO who acquired The Post for $ 250 million almost exactly a year ago, praised Weymouth’s leadership and thanked her for “agreeing to stay on” in the role of publisher during his first year as owner.

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