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Marcus appointed Washington Post associate editor

September 20, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Ruth Marcus

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The Washington Post announced today that Ruth Marcus will become an associate editor. In addition to continuing to serve on the editorial board, she will expand her weekly column to write more frequently on topics at the center of the national debate. After ten years as a columnist, Marcus was named deputy editorial page editor in 2016, helping to grow the Opinion section’s range of commentary and break ground in new formats such as long-form essays, audio, and video.

Ruth Marcus joined The Washington Post in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and the White House as a reporter. She served as deputy national editor from 1999 through 2002 before joining the editorial board in 2003. Marcus was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary in 2007. She is the author of “Supreme Ambition,” which documents Republicans’ thirty-year effort to gain a conservative majority in the Supreme Court. She is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School.



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