After the photo staff layoffs this week that included national photo editor Victor Vaughan, the Associated Press has reassigned four editors to oversee U.S. photography.
These “interim regional photo editors” will report to assistant national photo editor Tom Stathis in Los Angeles. They are:
— Stephanie Mullen, based in San Francisco, overseeing the West. Mullen joined the AP in 1995 in Los Angeles from Allsport Photography.
— Kii Sato, based in Chicago, overseeing the Central region. Sato joined the AP in Columbus, Ohio, in 2005, after working as a staff photographer and director of photography at the Mobile Register in Alabama.
— Jackie Larma, based in Philadelphia, overseeing the East. Larma joined the AP in Jerusalem in 1991, and has also worked in London.
— Mike Stewart, based in Washington, D.C., overseeing the South. Stewart joined the AP in 2005 and previously worked in the Washington State Photo Center. He has also worked as a photographer and photo editor for the Arkansas Democrat, Columbia Daily Tribune, Albuquerque Journal and Polaris Images.