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Former WSJ exec Lewis named CEO and pub of WaPo

November 6, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

William Lewis

The Washington Post has tapped veteran executive William Lewis to serve as CEO and publisher. He will take office on Jan. 2, and succeed outgoing interim CEO Patty Stonesifer.

Commenting on his new role, Lewis said:

“The Washington Post is a premier global media publisher of record, known for its 145-year-old history of unflinching journalism, and I am thrilled and humbled to be at its helm as both a media executive and former reporter. Leading this bold media brand means building on my commitment to championing high-quality journalism and safeguarding our democratic values, while growing The Post’s business and advancing its impact to the next generation and beyond.”

Lewis is the founder, CEO and publisher of The News Movement, a media business targeting a Gen Z audience. He is also Vice Chair at The Associated Press, where he also served as a non-executive director.

Previously, he was at Dow Jones, where he worked for more than six years, holding the post of interim CEO, and then that of CEO and publisher of The Wall Street Journal. He also served as CEO of Murdoch’s News Corp.

He has held various roles at Telegraph Media Group, including those of editor and editor-in-chief. He worked as a business editor at the Sunday Times, and held the posts of global news editor and M&A editor at the Financial Times.

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