AP biz reporter named news editor
Stephanie Stoughton, a business writer for The Associated Press in Richmond, Va., was been named news editor of the AP’s Mid-Atlantic bureau on Tuesday, according to this AP story.
Stoughton, 38, will be responsible for overseeing the AP’s general news and sports coverage of the District of Columbia and its Maryland and northern Virginia suburbs, and will direct a staff of 10 reporters and a photographer. Coverage of the federal government and national politics remains the responsibility of the AP’s Washington bureau.
Stoughton, who has covered business news for the AP in Virginia since 2003, began her career in the AP’s Richmond bureau in 1991. She joined The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., in 1993, and won several awards for her business coverage. She also covered business issues at The Washington Post and The Boston Globe before rejoining the AP as a business writer.
Stoughton, who graduated from the University of Maryland in 1991 with a degree in journalism, is a native of Washington and grew up in suburban Maryland