Washington Post Editor Starting in Fall at Arizona State

Talk about intimidating office hours! The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is adding another celebrity faculty member: Len Downie Jr., the famed, recently-retired top editor of The Washington Post who succeeded Ben Bradlee.

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At Cronkite, Downie will be joining former CNN anchor Aaron Brown, former San Jose Mercury News editor Rick Rodriguez, former Minneapolis Star Tribune editor Tim McGuire, and former BET vice president Retha Hill, among others.

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The PR quote from the school’s dean: “We’re just really excited to have Len Downie as a part of the faculty. He really is the best newspaper editor of his era, and to have him impart that knowledge to his students is going to be a huge benefit.”

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