‘Washington Post’ Names McCartney Assistant Managing Editor

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By: E&P Staff

Robert J. McCartney has been named assistant managing editor of The Washington Post, effective July 1.

McCartney, 51, most recently ran the department that feeds breaking news to the Post’s Web site. In his new capacity, he will oversee the newspaper’s metro staff of more than 160 reporters and editors covering the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland.

McCartney has directed local, national, foreign, and business coverage for the Post, and served as a correspondent both in Europe and in Central America. Also, he served as managing editor of the International Herald Tribune in Paris.

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