WaPo managing editor departs for ESPN
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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