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Washington Post names new publisher, ending 8 decades of Graham leadership

Digital Producer- Washington Business Journal

Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth, the last of the Graham family’s leadership connection to the news organization, is being replaced in her role as publisher by Frederick J. Ryan Jr., The Post announced Tuesday.

New owner Jeff Bezos said Ryan, one of the founders of Politico, which competes with the Post in the realm of political coverage, will take over the role of publisher Oct. 1.

The move comes a year after the Graham family, which bought the Post in 1933, relinquished the company in a $250 million sale to Amazon.com founder Bezos.

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