Washington Post Publisher Steps Down a Year After Bezos Acquisition




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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