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AP names Benjaminson as national news editor for beats

Associated Press logo Associated Press 7/19/2017
In this photo taken Dec. 15, 2016, Associated Press National News Editor for Beats Wendy Benjaminson is photographed in the news agency's Washington bureau. (AP Photo/J. David Ake) © The Associated Press In this photo taken Dec. 15, 2016, Associated Press National News Editor for Beats Wendy Benjaminson is photographed in the news agency's Washington bureau. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has named Wendy Benjaminson, a senior leader in its Washington bureau, to a role directing coverage of the cooperative's national reporting teams.

Benjaminson's appointment as national news editor for beats was announced Wednesday by Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Sally Buzbee.

In her new role, Benjaminson will oversee the AP's teams of journalists who cover state government, education, the environment, immigration and race and ethnicity.

She will also directly supervise three national beat reporters who cover social issues, religion and law enforcement.

Benjaminson had been AP's acting Washington bureau chief since January. Before that assignment, she was an assistant bureau chief who led coverage of national security issues, including the U.S. military, American foreign policy and intelligence.

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