Leonard Downie Jr.

American journalist

Leonard Downie Jr. was Executive Editor of The Washington Post from 1991 to 2008. He worked in the Post newsroom for 44 years as Executive Editor, Managing Editor, National Editor, London correspondent, Assistant Managing Editor for Metropolitan News, Deputy Metropolitan Editor, and as an award-winning investigative and local reporter. Downie became Executive Editor upon the retirement of Ben Bradlee.

Leonard Downie Jr. was Executive Editor of The Washington Post from 1991 to 2008. He worked in the Post newsroom for 44 years as Executive Editor, Managing Editor, National Editor, London correspondent, Assistant Managing Editor for Metropolitan News, Deputy Metropolitan Editor, and as an award-winning investigative and local reporter. Downie became Executive Editor upon the retirement of Ben Bradlee.

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