Washington Post Names Katharine Weymouth Publisher

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Katharine Weymouth Named Washington Post Publisher
The Washington Post appointed Katharine Weymouth, the 41-year old granddaughter of late Washington Post Co. chairman Katharine Graham, as CEO of Washington Post Media, a new division that will oversee The Washington Post newspaper and its online component, washingtonpost.com. Ms. Weymouth, 41, will also serve as the newspaper's publisher, the fifth member of the Graham newspaper dynasty to hold that title since her great-grandfather, Eugene Meyer, bought The Post at a bankruptcy sale in 1933. She is the niece of Post Co. Chairman Donald E. Graham and the daughter of Newsweek senior editor Lally Weymouth and architect Yann Weymouth. The appointment comes as the Post begins to offer early retirement packages to staffers.
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