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Ann McDaniel


Ann McDaniel became a vice president of The Washington Post Company in September 2001; she was named a senior vice president in 2008. She also oversees two of the Company’s other units: The Gazette Community Newspapers and The Herald. In addition to her operational responsibilities, McDaniel oversees all aspects of human resources for the Company and its affiliates.

Before joining the corporate staff of The Washington Post Company, McDaniel spent 17 years at Newsweek magazine. At Newsweek, she was managing editor and Washington bureau chief, supervising the magazine’s reporters and researchers in 23 editorial bureaus worldwide as well as in New York and Washington. She oversaw Newsweek’s coverage of the Monica Lewinsky story, which received a National Magazine Award for reporting in 1999.

Previously, McDaniel served as assistant managing editor and chief of correspondents at Newsweek. She covered the Bush administration as White House correspondent from 1988 to 1992. She was a key member of the 1992 election reporting team that earned Newsweek a Best in the Business award from the American Journalism Review and two National Magazine Awards for General Excellence and Single-Topic Issue. She first joined the magazine as a Washington correspondent in January 1984 to report on legal issues. McDaniel also worked for seven years at the Dallas Times Herald.

McDaniel received a BA degree from Vanderbilt University and a master of studies in law degree from Yale Law School.