|Marcus W. Brauchli|
June 19, 1961 |
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.
|Education||Columbia College of Columbia University, B.A., 1985|
The Washington Post
|Children||Two daughters, Aria 12, Zoe 11|
Marcus W. Brauchli (born June 19, 1961) is executive editor of The Washington Post, overseeing print and digital news operations. He became editor on September 8, 2008, succeeding Leonard Downie, Jr.
Early life and education 
Before joining the Post, Brauchli was managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, succeeding Paul Steiger who had held the position since 1991. Brauchli had served 15 years as a foreign correspondent, mainly in Asia, and eight years as a senior editor in New York. Shortly after Brauchli's appointment as managing editor was announced, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. disclosed a takeover offer for Dow Jones & Co., the Journal's parent. Brauchli remained as editor through the acquisition but four months afterwards, on April 22, 2008, he announced his resignation. The Post, under new publisher Katharine Weymouth, announced on July 8 that it had hired him.
A 2012 account in The New York Times outlined signs and reports that Brauchli's "relationship with the publisher has cooled". It also noted that Raju Narisetti, whom Brauchli had brought with him from the Journal as a "close partner... in the digital reinvention of the newsroom", had left the Post in January. Brauchli's relationship with Narisetti, who left to return to the Journal, was reported to have become "tense at times toward the end". However, the Times also said that "[b]y one important measure, The Post’s efforts are paying off. Recently, it has averaged 19.6 million unique visitors a month, according to comScore, making it the second-most-visited American newspaper Web site, behind that of The New York Times."
According to that same article about The Washington Post in The New York Times, "Mr. Brauchli has reacted to the upheaval by overseeing one of the most sweeping and closely watched reorientations of any newsroom in the country. The editors now stress online metrics and freely borrow from the playbooks of more nimble online competitors like Politico and The Huffington Post. The outcome of their efforts could offer a high-profile case study on how a company can foster an entrepreneurial, digital culture while remaining true to its heritage."
- Kurtz, Howard (2008-07-07). "Washington Post Names Marcus Brauchli Executive Editor". Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
- Peters, Jeremy W., "A Newspaper, and a Legacy, Reordered", The New York Times, February 11, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
- Peters, Jeremy. "A Newspaper, and a Legacy, Reordered". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 February 2012.
- Peck, Louis. "Marcus Brauchli: Man in the News". Bethesda Magazine. Retrieved 15 September 2012.