Marcus Brauchli will step down from his position as executive editor of The Washington Post at the end of the year, the paper announced Tuesday. Martin Baron, who currently holds the same position at the Boston Globe, will replace him starting Jan. 2.
Brauchli joined the Post in 2008 after being forced out as managing editor of the Wall Street Journal when Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. bought the paper. Next year, he will become the "vice president of The Washington Post Company with responsibility for evaluating new media opportunities," according to the paper.
Baron arrives in Washington after stops with the Globe, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and The Miami Herald. The Globe won six Pulitzer Prizes during his 11-year tenure.