Katharine Weymouth served as Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Washington Post, the newspaper division of The Washington Post Company from 2008 to 2014. She was named to both positions in February 2008. Having joined The Post in 1996 as Assistant Counsel, Weymouth worked for four years in the legal offices of the news organization at both the newspaper and at the website. In 2000, she moved to the business side of The Washington Post serving in a number of roles in the Advertising Department including Vice President of Advertising from 2005 until her appointment as Publisher in 2008.
Weymouth earned a B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1988 and a JD from Stanford Law School in 1992. Following law school, she clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for one year. She practiced law at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., from 1993 to 1996. Weymouth serves on the Board of Graham Holdings Company, Cable One, the DC Economic Club, the American Institute for Architects, and the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. She is on the Advisory Board for Fiscal Note.