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David Leonhardt to be New York Times’ Washington Bureau Chief

David Leonhardt is expected to be named the New York Times’ Washington Bureau Chief, according to PoliticoDean Baquet, the current Washington Bureau Chief, will become Managing Editor under Jill Abramson, reports The Huffington Post.

Leonhardt has been with the Times since 1999, and is well-respected by his colleagues. Already, speculation has begun that Leonhardt will one day become Executive Editor, following the same path that Abramson took.

Abramson is expected to make a formal announcement some time today.

UPDATE:
It’s official.

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