Heads are voluntarily rolling at the Washington Post today, as reporters across the paper have opted to take company buyouts from the cutback-happy paper. Among those grabbing the cash: David Broder, known as “the dean of the Washington press corps” because he gave a young Henry Adams his first job on a copy desk. (Broder will remain as a contract employee.) Post executive editor Len Downie is also rumored to be leaving. Finally, sports columnist/radio host/ESPN talking head Tony Kornheiser announced this morning on his radio show that he’ll take the package as well.
Sad as we are to see the 30-year Post vet Kornheiser go—and we did honestly enjoy his columns, even if he was named Radar’s “9th Most Hated Internet Personality”—we’re sure his 15 other side gigs won’t keep him too far out of the spotlight.