Ex-Journal Editor Lands Atop Post
Ousted by Murdoch, Brauchli, 46, heading to Washington
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2008 3:21 PM CDT
In this undated photo provided by Dow Jones and Company, managing editor Marcus Brauchli is shown.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Washington Post has picked Marcus Brauchli, a former top editor at the Wall Street Journal, as its executive editor, sources tell the New York Times, with a formal announcement coming later today or tomorrow. The 46-year-old Brauchli replaces the outgoing Leonard Downie, 66, and represents a dramatic generational shift under the new, 42-year-old publisher.