David Leonhardt to be New York Times’ Washington Bureau Chief

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By Chris O'Shea Comment

David Leonhardt is expected to be named the New York Times’ Washington Bureau Chief, according to Politico.┬áDean 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.