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The Washington Post's latest hire highlights historic number of women running major newsrooms

The Washington Post on Tuesday announced that Sally Buzbee will succeed Marty Baron as executive editor, marking the first time in the prestigious paper's 144-year history that a woman will lead the newsroom.

Buzbee's hiring highlights the surge in female leadership at many of the world's most prominent news organizations, including major U.S. television networks like CBS News and ABC News, as well as some of the largest international news agencies, like Reuters.

While the hire breaks new ground for the Post, it's not unfamiliar territory for the veteran Buzbee, who was previously The Associated Press' executive editor. Read more at The Washington Post.