The Washington Post announced that Ruth Marcus will become an associate editor.
In addition to continuing to serve on the editorial board, states The Post, “she will expand her weekly column to write more frequently on topics at the center of the national debate. After ten years as a columnist, Marcus was named deputy editorial page editor in 2016, helping to grow the Opinion section’s range of commentary and break ground in new formats such as long-form essays, audio, and video.”
“Post Opinions flourished under the leadership of Ruth Marcus, expanding its journalism in a multitude of innovative ways while remaining true to The Post’s essential values,” said David Shipley, editorial page editor. “We are fortunate that Ruth will now share more of her incisive commentary to interpret key issues shaping the country, including one of deep importance to our readers—the role of the Supreme Court and how its decisions and their broader effects reverberate across the nation.”
Marcus joined The Washington Post in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and the White House as a reporter. According to The Post, she served as deputy national editor “from 1999 through 2002 before joining the editorial board in 2003. Marcus was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary in 2007. She is the author of “Supreme Ambition,” which documents Republicans’ thirty-year effort to gain a conservative majority in the Supreme Court. She is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School.”