BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Globe has named its deputy managing editor for local news, Brian McGrory, as its new editor.
The 51-year-old Massachusetts native succeeds Martin Baron, who became editor of the Washington Post last week.
Publisher Christopher Mayer said Thursday that McGrory will continue to emphasize "accountability reporting that has been the Globe's trademark, combined with narrative storytelling that gives readers a strong sense" of the Boston area.
McGrory oversaw an investigation of state government that led to resignations and indictments of officials including a former House speaker convicted of corruption charges last year. He says his goal "is to inject even more urgency" into the newspaper.
McGrory is a 23-year Globe veteran. He will oversee editorial direction of the newspaper and its websites, BostonGlobe.com and Boston.com.