Christopher Stevens

AP names Benjaminson as national news editor for beats

The Associated Press has named Wendy Benjaminson, a senior leader in its Washington bureau, to a role directing coverage of the cooperative's national reporting teams.

Benjaminson's appointment to the position of national news editor for beats was announced Wednesday by Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Sally Buzbee.

In her new role, Benjaminson will oversee the AP's teams of journalists who cover state government, the environment, immigration and race and ethnicity. She'll also directly supervise three national beat reporters who cover social issues, religion and law enforcement.

"The national beat teams are critical players in AP's drive to be...

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