The Washington Post named Sally Buzbee executive editor of The Washington Post, effective June 1, 2021.
“Sally Buzbee has an exceptional record of achievement and a tremendous wealth of experience in leading a global news organization,” said Fred Ryan, Publisher and CEO of The Washington Post. “In an extensive search that included many of the best journalists in America, Sally stood out as the right person to lead The Post going forward. She is widely admired for her absolute integrity, boundless energy, and dedication to the essential role journalism plays in safeguarding our democracy.”
Buzbee has been executive editor and senior vice president of The Associated Press since early 2017, overseeing the AP’s global news operation, which produces content for over 15,000 news outlets from nearly 250 locations worldwide.
She succeeds Marty Baron, who left The Post at the end of February 2021.