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NRI Raju Narisetti appointed as Managing Editor of The Washington Post


Washington, January 13, 2009
Surinder Mehta/Gary Singh, LA

Today, The Washington Post named NRI Mr. Raju Narisetti, 42, EX- Editor-in-Chief, Mint, New Delhi and Elizabeth Spayd as Managing Editors of The Washington Post. Both will share responsibility for The Post's award-winning journalism, whether in print, online and on mobile devices, and they will lead the integration of The Post's print and
online newsrooms. Mr.Narisetti will oversee departments including Style, The Washington Post Magazine, Weekend, video, design and photography. He will be responsible for's day-to-day operations and guide strategy and innovation in technology and interactivity.

The new executive editor Marcus Brauchli, who's talked about building a "new leadership structure" since taking over in September named two new Managing Editors of The Washington Post. Mr. Brauchli said. "Raju has vast experience at the forward edge of news design and technology, in addition his tremendous accomplishments as a newsroom leader in the U.S., Europe and Asia. I can't think of two better people to lead us through the myriad challenges we face, while protecting our top-notch journalism and staying at the forefront of digital innovation."

Mr. Raju Narisetti, a long-time colleague and friend of Mr. Brauchli worked 13 years for The Wall Street Journal. In December 2002, he moved in Brussels, where to serve as managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe, and then was promoted to Editor. In December 2005, he was named a Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal, while continuing as editor of WSJE

He was one of the most senior (NRI) South Asians in American journalism in 2006, when he decided to move to India. In February 2007, he launched a national business paper- Mint and as an editor.He created as a fully integrated, print and online operation, a pioneer among newspapers globally. This paper was published by HT Media Ltd. in with an exclusive content partnership with News Corp's The Wall Street Journal. He was named as a Young Global Leader in 2007 by the World Economic Forum and is on the board of Oxfam India.


About The Washington Post:

  • The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO) owns The Washington Post, a diversified education and media company
  • The Company owns Express; El Tiempo Latino; The Slate Group, which includes Slate, The Big Money, The Root and Foreign Policy; Newsweek, which includes the award-winning weekly news magazine, Newsweek Digital and Budget Travel; The Gazette and Southern Maryland Newspapers; The Herald (Everett, WA); Post-Newsweek Stations (Detroit, Houston, Miami, Orlando, San Antonio and Jacksonville); Cable ONE, serving subscribers in midwestern, western and southern states; and CourseAdvisor, an online lead generation provider.
  • The Company also owns Kaplan, Inc., a leading global provider of educational services to individuals, schools and businesses, serving over one million students with operations in more than 30 countries. Its international programs include higher education, test preparation, language instruction and professional training.

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  • Raju Narisetti has an MA in Journalism from Indiana University in 1991
  • He was born in 1966 and has been a journalist of 20 years.
  • He is married and has two daughters, Leila and Zola.
  • Mr. Narisetti was founding editor of India's Mint newspaper
  • He was a former deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal.