Marcus Brauchli became executive editor of The Washington Post on September 8, 2008. He oversees the Post’s print and digital news operations.
Previously, Brauchli had served as managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, overseeing the Journal news operations, both in the U.S. and internationally, in print and online.
Brauchli joined Dow Jones in 1984 as a national copyreader for AP-Dow Jones News Services. Later that year, he became the agency’s Hong Kong correspondent, covering Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and the Philippines. He moved to Stockholm in 1987 as Scandinavia correspondent for The Wall Street Journal Europe. He became the Journal’s finance and economics reporter in Tokyo in 1988. In late 1992, Brauchli returned to Hong Kong as Asia correspondent. He reported extensively from India, Pakistan, China and Southeast Asia, before moving in 1995 to Shanghai as the China bureau chief. He returned to New York and was named national editor in 1999, before becoming global news editor, deputy managing editor and then managing editor.
Brauchli is a native of Boulder, CO, and a graduate of Columbia University. He was a 1991-92 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He is on the board of the International Center for Journalists and is an advisor to the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship program at Columbia. He also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the New York Economic Club.