The Associated Press has announced that AP Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee has been named the news agency’s executive editor effective January 1st 2017.
Buzbee, who joined AP in 1988 as a reporter, spent the last six years in Washington, D.C. as chief of bureau, where she has overseen AP’s coverage of the 2012 and 2016 US presidential elections, the White House, Congress, the Pentagon and polling and investigative units. In her new role as senior vice president and executive editor, Buzbee will be responsible for leading AP’s global news operations and overseeing news content in all formats from AP journalists based in more than 260 locations in 106 countries.
“Sally’s leadership and extensive history with the AP make her the perfect candidate to take the helm as executive editor,” said AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt. “Sally’s focused vision will guide our news content in all formats well into the future.”