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AP names US news chief Carovillano its new managing editor

The Associated Press named its head of U.S. news to the new position of managing editor on Tuesday, appointing Brian Carovillano to take the No. 2 position in the newsroom of the global news cooperative.

The appointment was announced by Sally Buzbee, AP's senior vice president and executive editor. As Buzbee's chief deputy, Carovillano takes on responsibility for AP's news gathering efforts around the world and in all media formats.

"Brian is a strong and creative news leader, deeply committed to upholding AP's mission and to exploring the newest, most vibrant ways to tell stories," Buzbee said. "He excels at helping talented people rise to new...