AP’s Sally Buzbee Named WaPo’s Top Editor

The Washington Post has named longtime journalist Sally Buzbee of the Associated Press as its executive editor, marking the first time a woman has been appointed to lead the 143-year-old news organization. Buzbee, AP’s executive editor and senior vice president, will take over leadership of the Post’s nearly 1,000-person newsroom next month, said publisher Fred Ryan, who made the announcement to the newspaper’s staff on Tuesday.

AP Taps Sally Buzbee As Executive Editor

Buzbee is an Associated Press veteran who most recently headed its Washington D.C. bureau and has served as deputy managing editor in New York, Middle East regional editor in Cairo among other roles in her time with the organization since 1988. She succeeds Kathleen Carroll, who is stepping down after 14 years in the role.