Robert Winnett will not join The Washington Post as editor

Robert Winnett, hired by Washington Post publisher William Lewis, faced questions about his U.K. work, including stories based on stolen records


Robert Winnett, the British journalist recently tapped to become editor of The Washington Post later this year, will not take the job and will remain at the Daily Telegraph in London, according to a memo obtained by The Post on Friday.

“I'm pleased to report that Rob Winnett has decided to stay with us,” Telegraph editor Chris Evans wrote in a memo to staff. “As you all know, he's a talented chap and their loss is our gain.”

Winnett, deputy editor of London’s Telegraph Media Group, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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