Katharine Weymouth

  Female      American      Publisher

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Katharine Bouchage Weymouth (b. 1966) is the former publisher of The Washington Post and chief executive officer of Washington Post Media. She resigned effective Oct. 1, 2014, one year after Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos took over ownership of the newspaper company.

Weymouth grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City and attended The Brearley School, Harvard College/Radcliffe College, Oxford University, and Stanford Law School.

While an associate at Williams & Connolly, a prominent law firm in Washington, D.C., Weymouth went to work as an assistant counsel of the Post in 1996. She later became the head of advertising.

Weymouth was named publisher of the Post and chief executive officer of Washington Post Media on 7 February 2008, succeeding Boisfeuillet Jones, Jr. It has been presumed that she will succeed her uncle Donald E. Graham, currently the chairman of The Washington Post Company, when he retires. According to The New York Times in 2008, she was then the "palpable heir"...

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