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AP adds three to global investigative team

February 7, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt memo was sent to staff by AP global investigations editor Ron Nixon and deputy global investigations editor Alison Kodjak:

We are pleased to announce three new additions to the AP global investigative team: Grace Ekpu, Sarah El Deeb and Helen Wieffering.

Grace Ekpu

Grace was previously a senior multimedia journalist with the BBC covering West Africa, where she reported on a variety of issues in all formats for the British broadcaster. Grace is also a documentary photographer and filmmaker. Her photography has appeared in The New York Times and The Guardian, among others. Grace will be based in Lagos, Nigeria.




Sarah El Deeb

Sarah is a longtime AP reporter who has been at the company for more than 20 years, most recently based Beirut where she is a correspondent covering Lebanon and Syria. Sarah joined AP in the summer of 2000. Sarah will remain in Beirut.






Helen Wieffering


Helen was a Roy Howard Fellow on the AP investigative team last year. Helen will be based in Washington.

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