Nancy Roberts Trott, chief of bureau for The Associated Press for Washington state and Idaho, has been named regional news director for Western AP bureaus.
Trott’s appointment was announced Monday by Sarah Nordgren, director of state news. She succeeds David Wilkison, who was named to the new position of AP Mid-Atlantic bureau chief.
Trott, 38, will remain in the Seattle bureau, where she has been a bureau chief since 2003.
Trott joined the AP in Concord, N.H., in 1991, and worked in AP bureaus in Providence, R.I., and Albany, N.Y., before returning to Concord in 1993 as a supervising editor.
She left Concord three years later to move to the Pacific Northwest, where she worked briefly for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer before moving to ABC News’ online operation in 1997 and then rejoining the AP in 1999 as news editor in the Seattle bureau.
In 2002, Trott moved to Washington, D.C., where she served as AP’s regional news editor for a year.
Trott was born in New Britain, Conn., and graduated from the University of New Hampshire.