By: E&P Staff
Don Melvin, a veteran London-based editor for The Associated Press who has covered events ranging from the fall of Berlin Wall to the death of Pope John Paul II, has been named Brussels news editor for the cooperative.
Melvin, 57, joined the AP’s Europe Desk in 2007. Before that, he was European correspondent for Cox Newspapers, chronicling ethnic tensions and reconciliation in the former Yugoslavia, terrorist bombings in Madrid and London, and alienation and anger among European-born children of migrants.
He also worked at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel. He grew up in Putney, Vermont, and began his career at the Burlington (Vermont) Free Press. He made the newspaper’s first international reporting trip to cover the visit of then-Burlington Mayor Bernard Sanders, now a member of the U.S. Senate, to Nicaragua as a guest of the Sandinista government.
Melvin, who attended Harvard University, is the co-author with Julian Goater of “The Runner’s Art,” a book on distance running that will be published next year, and has written many children’s novels under the pseudonym M.D. Spenser.