Announcement from Marty Baron, executive editor, Cameron Barr and Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, managing editors:
We are delighted to announce that Barbara Vobejda has been named deputy managing editor.
As all of you know full well, Barbara bears huge responsibilities for our daily coverage and carries them out with admirable energy, enthusiasm and rigor. In the position of News Editor, she has balanced unshakeable determination and competitiveness with a steady demeanor that can easily conceal the relentless pressures of her job. At the same time, she has been one of the newsroom’s best listeners, offering counsel to innumerable colleagues about everything from individual stories to the course of their careers.
Barbara’s experience at The Post is long, varied, and highly accomplished. Since her start here in 1984, she has held key reporting and editing positions.
She began as a reporter covering schools and government in Prince George’s County, then moved to the National staff to cover education. She later focused on social policy and demographics before moving to the Investigative staff as a reporter.
Barbara became an editor in 2001, first running Metro’s investigative reporters and then joining the newsroom’s consolidated Investigative unit as an editor. In 2008, she brought her editing skills to the National staff where she oversaw its accountability reporters as well as coverage of the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and campaign finance.
Barbara became News Editor in 2012, and since then has been working with Deputy Managing Editor Scott Vance to run our daily news operation. Barbara and Scott will continue working together to ensure that our digital and print news report remains on the impressive path we’ve witnessed during their stewardship.
Before coming to The Post, Barbara worked as a reporter at the Honolulu Advertiser and the Newburyport, Mass. Daily News.
Barbara grew up in Englewood, Colo., and received a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Colorado and master’s in American politics from Georgetown University.
In her new position, Barbara will report to Cameron. Please congratulate one of the newsroom’s favorite people on this deserved recognition of her achievements and the leadership she consistently provides.