In a memo to staff on Monday, Washington Bureau Chief Anna Johnson and Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Steven Sloan announced key members of AP’s team covering politics, democracy and elections:
We have been expanding our U.S. politics, elections and democracy coverage this year to produce a deeper, more cohesive report that unifies AP’s journalism produced in Washington with reporting from bureaus across the country. As we enter the final months before the Nov. 8 midterms, we are thrilled to announce the members of the AP’s national politics, elections and democracy team and highlight their reporting beats and coverage areas.
With their reporting expertise and strategic locations across the U.S., this team is in a strong position to cover upcoming elections with speed and sophistication. And this is only the beginning. We also posted a two-year reporting position for a journalist who will cover voting access and race in the U.S., and we will spend the coming months continuing to build out the team and our coverage.
Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Steven Sloan, Democracy News Editor Tom Verdin and Deputy Political Editor Ashley Thomas are leading this expanded team and our overall coverage of politics, elections and democracy in the U.S. The team will continue to work closely to produce ambitious journalism with our talented staff in Washington and bureaus across the country.
At a time when the U.S. is at a political crossroads, we are excited to devote more resources to this critical coverage that is central to the AP’s mission. Please join us in congratulating the journalists who are at the forefront of this effort.
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