Adam Kealoha Causey, The Associated Press’ administrative correspondent in Oklahoma, has been named news editor overseeing Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
The appointment was announced by Tom Berman, the AP’s news director for the Central region.
“Adam is a leader who inspires confidence in everyone he works with,” Berman said. “Whether it’s solving a logistical problem on the fly during a fast-breaking story or talking through an approach to an enterprise story, Adam brings a steadying calmness and thoughtfulness to every challenge.”
Named to the Oklahoma position in 2016, Causey has been serving as interim news editor for the three-state territory of Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma since July, when Kim Johnson Flodin was promoted to be the Central region’s deputy news director/photos and newsgathering. In that time, he has helped drive coverage of the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and the case of Amber Guyger, a white former Dallas police officer convicted of murder for shooting a black neighbor in his own apartment.
Causey joined the AP in Phoenix in 2015 from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, where he was a reporter and an assistant city editor for breaking news and crime coverage. He’s also worked as a projects reporter for the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville and as a reporter for The Times in Shreveport. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication and a native of Doyline, Louisiana.
Causey, who is currently based in Oklahoma City, will move to Dallas early next year. His appointment is effective immediately.