Katharine Weymouth

Katharine Weymouth

Katharine Bouchage Weymouthcite web|url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A05E6DE1239F935A15754C0A96E958260 |title=WEDDINGS; Ms. Weymouth And Mr. Scully |date=1998-07-26 |accessdate=2008-07-08 |publisher=New York Times] (b. 1966) is the publisher of The Washington Postcite news|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/08/business/media/08post.html?_r=1&oref=slogin |title=Washington Post Names Publisher |last=Pérez-Peña|first=Richard|date=2008-02-08|publisher=New York Times|accessdate=2008-07-05] and chief executive officer of Washington Post Media.


A granddaughter and namesake of long-time Washington Post chairwoman and publisher Katharine Graham (d. 2001), Weymouth is a daughter of political columnist and publishing heiress Lally Weymouth and the architect Yann R. Weymouth. Her mother's family has owned the newspaper since 1933, when it was purchased by her great-grandfather Eugene Meyer. [cite web |url=http://www.washpost.com/gen_info/history/timeline/frame_timeline.shtml |title=The Washington Post: Timeline |accessdate=2008-07-08 |publisher=Washington Post]

She is a niece of Tina Weymouth, a former member of the band Talking Heads.cite web |url=http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/5605.html |title=Powers That Will Be |date=2007-10-01 |author=Ruth Samuelson, Mary Clare Fleury, Leslie Milk, Larry Van Dyne, Drew Bratcher, Alicia C. Shepard |accessdate=2008-07-08 |publisher=Washingtonian]

Weymouth married lawyer Richard Alan Scully on 25 July 1998. The couple had three children and later divorced.


Weymouth attended Harvard College, Oxford University, and Stanford Law School.


A former associate at William & Connolly, a prominent law firm in Washington, D.C., Weymouth went to work in the general counsel's office of the Washington Post in 1996. She later became the newspaper's head of advertising.

Weymouth was named the publisher of the Washington Post and chief executive officer of Washington Post Media on 7 February 2008, succeeding Boisfeuillet Jones, Jr. It is presumed that she will succeed her uncle Donald E. Graham, currently the chairman of the Washington Post Company, when he decides to retire. According to the "New York Times" she is now the "palpable heir." Among her first action as publisher was hiring Marcus Brauchli as executive editor and placing him in charge of both newspaper and the Web site (the previous editor had not been in charge of the Web site).


*Jaffe, Harry. " [http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/8780.html Katharine the Second] ", "Washingtonian", August 1 2008.
* [http://www.portfolio.com/executives/features/2008/07/15/Washington-Post-Publisher-Weymouth Profile of Katharine Weymouth] in the August 2008 issue of Condé Nast Portfolio

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