Jeff Bezos-Backed Washington Post Gets New CEO, Former Wall Street Journal Veteran William Lewis Takes Rein

In a strategic move to course-correct amid operational downturns, The Washington Post has announced the appointment of William Lewis as its new CEO and publisher, effective January 2, 2024. 

Lewis, a prominent media figure and previous head of Dow Jones, is taking the reins following voluntary staff reductions and a notable dip in digital subscribers at the Post. 

The company last month announced voluntary buyouts to reduce its headcount by 240.

Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos announced the appointment in an email to staff shortly after The New York Times published the news.

Lewis, known for his tenure at ...

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