SVP and Executive Editor Sally Buzbee announces key changes to AP’s senior news leadership team

Clockwise, from top left: Amanda Barrett, David Ake, Michael Giarrusso, Julie Pace and David Scott. (AP Photo)
Clockwise, from top left: Amanda Barrett, David Ake, Michael Giarrusso, Julie Pace and David Scott. (AP Photo)
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In a memo this week to staff, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Sally Buzbee announced several changes to The Associated Press senior leadership team in News, aimed at keeping AP's news report strong, mission driven and sharp, and aligning more closely with products and technology to drive AP’s overall success. 

The appointments include:

Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace and Global Sports Editor Michael Giarrusso will become assistant managing editors and join the senior team.

Deputy managing editor Amanda Barrett will assume broad responsibility for digital content and AP's efforts to grow audience.

Director of Photography David Ake will also become an assistant managing editor. And Deputy Managing Editor Derl McCrudden will focus squarely on video and audio, including emerging opportunities in streaming markets.

Deputy Managing Editor for Operations David Scott will become News’ vice president and managing editor for operations, products and production.

Read the memo for full details

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