Fred Ryan, publisher and CEO of the Washington Post since 2014, is set to leave the company in August
Fred Ryan, publisher and CEO of the Washington Post for the past nine years or so, is to leave the company in August, it was officially announced today.
Ryan, 68 he was placed at the helm of the Post by Jeff Bezos in September 2014. Now, he is leaving to take over the reins of the Center on Public Civility which was recently launched under the umbrella of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.
It is recalled that the historic American newspaper was taken over by Bezos in October 2013.
“Together, we achieved one of the most impressive transformations in modern media history,” as the Washington Post “evolved from a local print newspaper in a global digital edition”, notes Fred Ryan himself in his farewell message to the employees of the company.
Interim CEO in Ryan's position is taken by – from the Gates Foundation and the Amazon – Patti Stonecipher.
With information from the Washington Post