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Post Editor Brauchli writes about Phil Bennett leaving:

To the Staff:

I’d like to thank Phil Bennett for his extraordinary contributions to The Post newsroom and in particular for his assistance in helping to smooth the leadership transition over the last several months.

Phil is a brilliant journalist, whose piercing intelligence and story genius have been among The Post’s great assets in recent years. He’s also successfully taken on some of our most difficult and complex organizational challenges, leading recent efforts to improve and in some cases streamline our news operations. While Phil and I have worked together only a short time, I will miss his deep knowledge of the newsroom and the company, his instinct for how we should approach the news, and his consistently sound judgment.

I will be working on a new leadership structure that addresses the departures of both Phil and Jim Brady as quickly as possible.

Please join me in thanking Phil for his exceptional service over the years and in wishing him the very best in his new assignment with Don and future endeavors in journalism.