The Washington Post named Scott Vance as Managing Editor, overseeing the International, Business and Sports departments.
“Our newsroom coverage is elevated by Scott’s keen eye and sharp news judgment,” said Sally Buzbee, executive editor at The Washington Post. “His competitiveness and excellence are paired with an unwavering focus to provide value for our readers across our digital surfaces and onto our front page.”
A 28-year veteran of The Washington Post, he has spent the last decade as a Deputy Managing Editor working across the newsroom to shape both the daily report and longer-term enterprise.
Prior to his tenure as Deputy Managing Editor, he served as National Editor from 2006 to 2007, according to The Post, setting priorities for the department’s daily coverage and working with editors to assign and elevate stories. He was National Security Editor during the first years of the Iraq war, working with a high-performing reporting team that unearthed scoops on the U.S. military, intelligence agencies and diplomatic world. He edited stories by Dana Priest that revealed the secret prisons run by the CIA and other unknown aspects of U.S. counter-terrorism operations, for which she won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Beat Reporting. He joined the Post in 1995 as an Assistant Virginia Editor, and later became Virginia Editor.
Before The Post, Vance spent 11 years at The Detroit News as an editor and reporter who covered education, city hall and politics.