The Washington Post names Krissah Thompson managing editor for diversity and inclusion


Krissah Thompson has been named managing editor for diversity and inclusion at the Washington Post, effective Monday, Aug. 3.

She will be in charge of ensuring significant, consistent progress on diversity and inclusiveness in everything the paper does, including: coverage of race, ethnicity and identity, as well as improved recruitment, retention and career advancement for journalists of color.

In making the announcement, Executive Editor Marty Baron said Thompson has been the paper's politics assignment editor in Style for almost three years, as well as serving as an informal newsroom adviser on matters of coverage. Baron said, "Krissah will now provide oversight of stories about diverse communities, and she is eager to initiate projects that can break fresh ground."

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