Washington Post Promotes Cameron Barr to Managing Editor

Veteran staffer will oversee news and features

The Washington Post named Cameron Barr its managing editor on Wednesday.

Barr most recently served as the paper’s national editor; before that, he was deputy national editor, national security editor and Middle East editor. He joined the Post in 2004.

In his new role, he’ll oversee news and features along with digital initiatives.

“All of you know Cameron as a driven, focused, and super-smart journalist,” executive editor Marty Barron said.

“During his nearly three years as national editor, and in his previous positions at The Post, Cameron has directed coverage of some of our biggest and most challenging stories, always with intelligence and a deep reservoir of energy.”

Barr starts on Monday, Dec. 7.