David Shipley, the senior executive editor of Bloomberg Opinion, was named editor of The Washington Post’s editorial page on Thursday.
Paul Farhi and Elahe Izadi of The Post write, “Deputy editorial page editors Ruth Marcus and Karen Tumulty have run the department on an interim basis for several months.
“A Post spokeswoman said Shipley was unavailable for an interview because he is continuing to work at Bloomberg for the next few weeks. In a statement, Shipley said he was ‘thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside the remarkable team that Fred Hiatt built.’
“‘The Post is a guiding force in journalism for all the right reasons, balancing tradition and the highest standards with relentless innovation and invention,’ Shipley said. ‘Post Opinions reflects all that, consistently offering insights to help readers make sense of the world.'”
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