Just a week after interim editor Tom McGeveran announced that he was leaving the Observer, owner Jared Kushner announced this afternoon that former Portfolio No. 2 Kyle Pope would replace him. McGeveran introduced him today to the staff, which had been buzzing optimistically with names since last week. Pope, according to the Observer, has also worked at The Wall Street Journal and was part of the team that won the Pulitzer for the paper’s 9/11 coverage. He’s also written for the Los Angeles Times and New York Times. “I’ve gotten to spend some time with him over the last couple of days and the things that impressed me most were his intimate knowledge of this paper as a reader and his love of what the Observer stands for, and the fact that he understands and values the hard work and talent that great journalism requires,” McGeveran said. From what we understand, this particular job also requires a stiff spine.