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Krissah Thompson will lead the newsroom process to build the third newsroom
Krissah Thompson will lead the newsroom process to build the third newsroom

From Editor-in-Chief Matt Murray:

I am pleased to announce that Krissah Thompson will lead the buildout of the third newsroom. With a task force she is currently forming, expected to be operational later this week, and with input from colleagues in the commercial newsroom, she will lead our efforts to put the structure and plans in place for this next era of growth at the Post. With this role, Krissah will temporarily step back from most day-to-day duties.

As we’ve discussed, the primary focus of the project is to right-size ourselves for a rapidly and regularly changing news ecosystem. While we strengthen and grow The Post’s core products and expand our reach, we want to focus some of our journalistic resources and our vast expertise and intelligence on developing new products and formats and deepening our capabilities to bring our journalism to different audiences, particularly the off-platform users who consume Washington Post journalism but are less likely to subscribe to our traditional offerings.

Having worked at the Post for more than two decades, Krissah is uniquely suited to lead us. You all know her strong leadership skills and influence across the newsroom. A consistent theme throughout her career has been a willingness to embrace innovation and look for new ways to connect with readers and bring others along with her. As one of our senior editors, she oversaw hiring and recruiting, diversity and inclusion efforts, features, audio and climate coverage, and numerous initiatives from Deep Reads to the relaunch of Style. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Plan II honors from the University of Texas at Austin.

I am grateful that she has taken on this project and look forward to getting the task force up and running. Please join me in thanking and congratulating Krissah on the launch.

By Everly