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McGrory, who has been penning a twice-weekly column in the Globe's Metro section since 2010, has held numerous positions at the Globe, including White House correspondent, general assignment reporter and deputy managing editor for local news. He will report to Publisher Christopher M. Mayer.
The Globe is owned by The New York Times. Rumors abound that the paper, which has suffered losses in circulation and ad revenue, may be unloaded by the Times. McGrory, who has also worked for the Quincy Patriot-Ledger and New Haven Register, has big shoes to fill, as the Globe earned six Pulitzer Prizes while Baron was at the helm.
McGrory, a Boston native, joins the fairly exclusive club of Globe Editors-in-Chief that has included Marty Baron, Jack Driscoll, Tom Winship, Michael Janeway and Matt Storin. He is the author of Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man.