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Marty Baron to Take Over WaPo

Charles Krupa / AP

Boston Globe editor Martin Baron, left, toasts reporters in the newsroom after the newspaper was honored as a recipient of a Pulitzer Prize in Boston, Monday April 7, 2003.

The Boston Globe’s Martin Baron will step in as the executive editor of the Washington Post as Marcus Brauchli leaves the position on Dec. 31 to become the Washington Post Co. vice president. Baron has been a Globe editor since 2001, during which time the paper won six Pulitzers, including a Public Service Award in 2003 for its coverage of the abuse in the Catholic Church—although the paper also suffered severe economic hardship and underwent massive restructuring. He helped build Boston.com into one of the nation’s largest newspaper websites, with 6 million monthly unique visitors, and last year created BostonGlobe.com, a subscription-only website.