Washington Post Co. owner Jeff Bezos on Tuesday named Frederick J. Ryan Jr. as the publication's new publisher, turning to the founding chief executive of Web-savvy Politico to lead one of the nation's premier news organizations.
Ryan will take over Oct. 1 for Katharine Weymouth, ending more than eight decades of leadership of the paper by the Graham family.
Weymouth, who has been publisher since 2008, is the granddaughter of legendary former Post publisher Katharine Graham.
"Now it is time for new leadership," Weymouth said Tuesday.
"With Jeff Bezos as our new owner, you are already seeing an infusion of energy and ideas," she said....