(AP) The appointment of Jonathan P. Wolman as a senior vice president of The Associated Press was announced Friday. He has been vice president and executive editor of the news cooperative since May 2000.
Wolman will work on a variety of assignments, said Louis D. Boccardi, president and chief
executive officer of the AP, who announced the appointment.
“Jon has done an excellent job as our executive editor and I look forward to working with him in this new way,” Boccardi said. He said a new executive editor would be appointed shortly and that the news department would report to Wolman in his new post.
The appointment was approved by the AP Board of Directors at its January meeting.
Wolman was named vice president and executive editor two years after becoming managing editor in 1998, following 10 years as AP’s chief of bureau in Washington. Wolman joined AP in 1973 in Detroit, became Michigan news editor in 1975 and transferred to Washington later that year. He was named assistant chief of bureau in Washington in 1984.
Wolman, 51, is a native of Madison and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. He is married to Deborah Lamm, a public health administrator, and they have three children, Jacob, Emma and Sophia.
Founded in 1848, The Associated Press is the world’s oldest and largest newsgathering organization, providing content to more than 15,000 news outlets with a daily reach of 1 billion people around the world. Its multimedia services are distributed by satellite and the Internet to more than 120 nations.