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Washington Post Picks Sally Buzbee as Top Editor

After nearly a decade of revitalization under the ownership of the multibillionaire Jeff Bezos and the newsroom leadership of Martin Baron, The Washington Post announced on Tuesday that it had selected Sally Buzbee, the executive editor of The Associated Press, as its next top editor.

Ms. Buzbee, 55, is scheduled to start on June 1. She has spent her career at The A.P., starting there in 1988 and becoming its top editor and a senior vice president in 2017.

Her assignment will be to build on the gains made at a publication that has been restored to health under Mr. Bezos, who bought The Post in 2013, and Mr. Baron, who led the paper to 10 Pulitzer Prizes and other journalism awards during his eight years at the helm.

The Post’s search for a new executive editor, led by the publisher Frederick J. Ryan Jr., started at the end of January, when Mr. Baron gave a month’s notice, saying, “At age 66, I feel ready to move on.”

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