Boston Globe Names New Editor

Former metro editor Brian McGrory to take top spot

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The Boston Globe has found a replacement for editor Marty Baron, who left last month to become executive editor of The Washington Post. This afternoon, the New York Times Co.-owned Globe announced that editor Brian McGrory, a 23-year veteran of the newspaper and Boston native, would be given the top editorial position, effective immediately.

McGrory, 51, joined the Globe in 1989 as a reporter for the newspaper’s South Weekly section. He later held positions including White House correspondent, metro columnist, associate editor, and deputy managing editor for local news. In 2010, he returned to writing a twice-weekly metro column for the paper. McGrory is also the author of a memoir (Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man) and four thriller novels (The Incumbent, The Nominee, Dead Line, and Strangled, all of which revolve around the adventures of a reporter for the fictional Boston Record).

According to a statement, McGrory will run the newsroom for the Globe, and the newspaper's reporting for, and will report to publisher Christopher Mayer. McGrory and Globe representatives were not immediately available for additional comment. 


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