Michelle Morgante has been named managing editor of the Merced (Calif.) Sun-Star.
She began her career in 1991 in Detroit, eventually moving on to bureaus in Portand, Ore.; Denver; and later New York. She has served in various news and management roles with The Associated Press since the early 1990s.
She previously served more than two years as the AP’s chief of bureau for Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota and spent seven years as assistant bureau chief for the AP’s Florida/Caribbean division in Miami. She was most recently editor of the AP’s Latin America desk for more than a year.