Washington Post's Kevin Merida has announced he'll step down as managing editor to join ESPN. Merida will join the network as senior vice president as well as editor-in-chief of The Undefeated, a digital site designed to explore "the intersection of sports, race, and culture."
"Incredible talent already @espn #TheUndefeated, and more will be coming. Looking forward," he tweets, later adding, "Grateful to @PostBaron for giving me the opportunity to be managing editor @washingtonpost. He is the best executive editor in America."
Meanwhile, Twitter was awash with lamentations from colleagues and praise from all over.
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