Katharine Weymouth is former chief executive officer of The Washington Post and its affiliated publishing businesses, a position she held from 2008 until 2014.
Weymouth joined the newspaper in 1996 as assistant counsel. After two years, she moved to Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive (WPNI), then the online publishing subsidiary of the Company, as associate counsel. In 2000, Weymouth returned to the Post, where she served as the advertising department’s liaison between the newspaper and WPNI. She became director of the advertising department’s Jobs unit in 2002 and was named director of advertising sales in April 2004. She served as vice president of advertising for The Washington Post from January 2005 until she was named publisher in 2008.
Weymouth earned a BA magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1988 and a JD from Stanford Law School in 1992. Following law school, she clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for one year. She practiced law at Williams & Connolly in Washington, DC, from 1993-1996. Weymouth is a great-granddaughter of Eugene Meyer, who bought The Washington Post in 1933.