Top Washington Post editor Anne Kornblut leaves for Facebook

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Anne Kornblut will step down as associate editor of the Washington Post to become the director of strategic communications at Facebook. The Washington Post's national editor, Cameron Barr, announced Kornblut's departure in a staff memo on Sept 15. "This is surely an old-media-blossoms-into-new-media moment," Barr wrote. "We can take heart that a colleague with such an accomplished background as a reporter and editor is joining the leadership of a social media company that serves as a conduit for news for an amazingly large audience."

Kornblut joined the Washington Post in 2007 to cover Hillary Clinton's first White House run, and eventually became an editor. She played a central role in the Post's coverage of the National Security Agency documents that were revealed by Edward Snowden, reporting that earned the newspaper a Pulitizer for public service in 2014.


Top Washington Post editor Anne Kornblut leaves for Facebook