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Washington Post names new editor

The Washington Post (WPO) today announced that Marty Baron has been named executive editor of The Washington Post effective January 2, 2013. Baron comes to The Post from The New York Times Co's (NYT) Boston Globe, where he has served as editor since July 30, 2001, The Post said. He previously held top editing positions at The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Miami Herald. Baron succeeds Marcus Brauchli, who will step down, effective December 31, to assume a new role as Vice President of The Washington Post Company, working closely with chairman and CEO Don Graham to review and evaluate new media opportunities.