Sally Buzbee was announced as the new executive editor of the Washington Post on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (Celeste Sloman for the Washington Post)

About Sally Buzbee
Known AsSally Streff
Age56 Years
BirthJune 7, 1965 Walla Walla, Washington
GenderFemale
SpouseJohn Buzbee
ChildrenEmma Buzbee, Margaret Buzbee
SiblingsMike Streff, Susan Streff Heyroth, Mary Jane Streff Baker
ParentsEldyn Streff, Monica Streff
JobExecutive editor (Washington Post)

The Washington Post appointed Associated Press veteran Sally Buzbee as its new executive editor, effective June 1, 2021. Buzbee will be the first woman to head the news organization. Buzbee’s accomplishments also put the spotlight on her family. Her connections to the journalism field are extensive and noted in her background. We reveal more details on Sally Buzbee’s family here.

Sally Buzbee’s Parents

Born Sally Streff on June 7, 1965, she hails from Walla Walla in Washington. She is one of four children born to Eldyn Streff and Monica Streff.

The family reportedly lived at White Street and Olympia Drive. Sally’s elementary education was at Green Park.

Her father Eldyn worked at International Harvester. Her mother Monica was a registered nurse at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, where Sally was born.

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Sally Buzbee’s Siblings

Sally Buzbee’s brother, Mike Streff, graduated from West Point. After 22 years of service in the U.S. Army, he retired as lieutenant colonel and continued to work in the defense industry for another 18 years, until 2018.

One sister, Susan Streff Heyroth, reportedly resides in Texas. Another, Mary Jane Streff Baker, lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

Sally Buzbee’s Husband and Kids

Sally Streff was married to John Buzbee for 27 years before he passed away on September 15, 2016. He was 50.

A former Foreign Service officer, John Buzbee served in Iraq during the restoration after Saddam Hussein was ousted. He was also a journalist, having started his career in his native Kansas City and later worked at The Associated Press where his wife was Washington bureau chief.

John Buzbee battled colon cancer for five years before he succumbed to it. He is survived by Sally; his daughters, Emma and Margaret; his brothers; his mother; and formerly, his father.

His father, Dick Buzbee, was the editor and publisher of Kansas newspapers The Hutchinson News and Olathe Daily News. He passed away in 2018 of brain cancer.

Sally and John Buzbee’s daughter Emma graduated from Columbia University this year with a BA in history. She has interned at Troy Law, PLLC, but there’s no information on her recent job.

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