Katharine M. Graham
By hiring and supporting top-notch editors, Graham made the Washington Post into one of the top newspapers in the nation. Under Graham, the Post emerged as the country’s fifth largest daily by circulation - 602,000 daily and 828,000 on Sunday. By 1966, the Post was third in advertising lineage, and by 1979, Graham boasted sales of $600 million. It was Graham’s Post that broke the story of the Watergate cover-up.