By: E&P Staff
The Associated Press named Ben Feller White House correspondent, succeeding Jennifer Loven who, after covering two presidents, the last two years as correspondent, will take a new assignment at her request.
In a first for the AP, Feller won two awards this year for his presidential coverage: the Merriman Smith Award for presidential reporting on deadline for his coverage of President Barack Obama’s late-night tribute to soldiers returning from war in flag-draped caskets at Dover Air Force Base, and He the Gerald R. Ford journalism prize for overall distinguished reporting on the presidency, including the Dover return, the president’s Nobel prize, and an analysis of George W. Bush’s presidency, among other pieces.
Feller joined the AP in Washington in 2003 as a national education reporter and moved to the White House beat in November, 2006. Before joining the AP, he wrote for The Tampa Tribune, the News & Record, Greensboro, N.C., and the Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. – his home town, where he graduated from Penn State University in 1992.