Scott Vance, ex-Detroit News Editor and Reporter, Named Managing Editor of Washington Post

October 02, 2023, 4:13 PM by  Allan Lengel

N. Scott Vance (Linkedin photo)

N. Scott Vance, who worked for the Detroit News for 11 years as an editor and reporter covering city hall, politics and education, has been named managing editor of The Washington Post.

Vance left the News in 1995 to join the Post where he's been for 28 years.

He first worked as an editor on the Virginia desk before becoming the national security editor in 2003. He was eventually named deputy managing editor in 2013, a title he has held up until now.

"Our newsroom coverage is elevated by Scott’s keen eye and sharp news judgment,” said Sally Buzbee, executive editor at The Washington Post, in a Post story published Monday. “His competitiveness and excellence are paired with an unwavering focus to provide value for our readers across our digital surfaces and onto our front page.”

Vance said in the story:

“It's a great honor for me to be part of the leadership team at The Post. I'm also thrilled I'll be able to work more closely with the fantastic journalists in these three departments. They are a huge part of what makes this newsroom great.”

He joins current Managing Editors Krissah Thompson, Justin Bank and Matea Gold.

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