David Shipley named WaPo’s Editorial Page Editor
David Shipley has been named Editorial Page Editor of The Washington Post. In this role, he will oversee The Post’s Opinions staff, which, states The Post, “includes the Editorial Board, a distinguished roster of columnists and contributors, a skilled team of op-ed editors, a talented group of visual and multi-media storytellers, and the growing digital operations and multi-platform editing teams.”
“David possesses the intellectual curiosity, thoughtful independence, journalistic integrity, and even-handed judgment essential in an editorial page editor,” said Fred Ryan, CEO and Publisher, The Washington Post. “David’s leadership will propel The Washington Post forward as we grow our global audience and find new and innovative ways to serve them.”
Shipley joins The Post from Bloomberg, where he was a co-founder of the organization’s opinion section and has overseen its growth as senior executive editor. Previously, he was deputy editorial page editor and op-ed editor of the New York Times and executive editor of The New Republic.
Shipley also served as a special assistant to the president and senior speechwriter in the Clinton White House. He began his career at Simon and Schuster working with the legendary Alice Mayhew.
Shipley is a co-author of “SEND: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better.” He graduated from Williams College and was the recipient of a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.
Shipley succeeds the late Fred Hiatt, who led Post Opinions from 2000 to 2021.
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