Ezra Klein Is Leaving The Washington Post

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After weeks of speculation, The Washington Post announced Tuesday that Ezra Klein is parting ways with the newspaper.

The Post made the announcement on Twitter, referring to the policy analyst simply by his first name.

Klein also took to Twitter to express gratitude to the Post.

A report earlier this month indicated that Klein was planning an exit from the Post after he failed to win support from the newspaper’s higher-ups for a website dedicated to a range of different topics.

In a memo that was obtained by Poynter, senior editor Tracy Grant told staffers that Klein is “looking to start his own news organization, an ambition that befits someone with uncommon gifts of perception and analysis.”

Klein did not immediately respond to TPM’s request for comment.

Since arriving at the Post in 2009 at the age of 24, Klein helped turn the newspaper’s Wonkblog into a hugely successful online platform.

The memo also indicated that Melissa Bell and Dylan Matthews, who were also involved in Wonkblog, will be leaving with Klein.

This post has been updated.

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