Karen Testa Named AP News Editor for Massachusetts, Rhode Island

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Karen Testa, day supervisor for The Associated Press in Boston, has been named the AP’s news editor for Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The appointment was announced Tuesday by Chief of Bureau David Marcus.

Testa, a native of Georgetown, Mass., joined the AP in Albany, N.Y., in 1992. She transferred to Miami the following year, and in 1996 became correspondent in Springfield, Mo. She returned to Florida in 1997 to become the AP’s first correspondent in West Palm Beach.

Testa was news editor for Massachusetts and Rhode Island from November 1999 to November 2002, when she went on leave. She returned to staff in 2003 and became day supervisor in April 2006.

Testa, 36, is a graduate of Syracuse University and began her journalism career at The Post-Standard of Syracuse. She succeeds Lisa Marie Pane, who transferred to the Supervisory Desk in New York.

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