By: E&P Staff
Nicole Ziegler Dizon, a special projects reporter for The Associated Press in Chicago, has been named the wire service’s news editor for Illinois, and the Houston Chronicle’s former Washington bureau chief, John C. Henry, has been appointed news editor for AP’s D.C. office. Both announcements were made Friday.
Dizon, 32, joined the AP in 1996 as an intern in the Illinois Statehouse bureau. She also worked in the cooperative’s St. Louis and Jefferson City, Mo., bureaus before moving to Chicago in 1998. In Chicago, Dizon served as night supervisor, covered state government, and was assigned to special projects in 2003.
A native of Rockford, Ill., Dizon received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield.
Henry, a 56-year-old native of Texas, has covered politics and government as a reporter and editor for the Houston Chronicle and the Austin American-Statesman since 1980. He has covered the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court and the investigation and impeachment of former President Clinton. Henry had been the Chronicle’s Washington, D.C. bureau chief since 2000.
His newspaper career began in Mississippi, where he worked for the Delta Democrat-Times in Greenville, the Starkville Daily News, and the Meridian Star as a reporter and photographer.
Henry graduated fromf Mississippi State University in 1975. He spent the 1988-89 academic year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight journalism fellow. He has been on the steering committee of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press since 1986.