Associated Press hires Volmert as reporter

Isabella Volmert has joined The Associated Press as a reporter to cover Indiana state government and politics. She wrote on X/Twitter: “I’m so excited to report once again in the state I called home for so long. You can reach me with all things Hoosier + Indianapolis recs at” Volmert comes from The Dallas […]

Igunza joins AP as East Africa reporter

The Associated Press has hired Emmanuel Igunza as an East Africa reporter. Igunza has spent more than a decade at the BBC, where he first worked as a foreign correspondent and then as a senior journalist reporter. He was a writer at The Institute of War and Peace Reporting in London. He also worked in […]

Mahal departs Business Insider for the AP

  Pavan Mahal, an audience editor at Business Insider, has left to join The Associated Press as digital manager for curation and engagement. Mahal joined Insider in June 2019 as a social media fellow. She also served as an associate distribution producer and distribution producer. She also curated the homepage for,, and the […]

NY Times hires four in Video

The following excerpt was sent out from The New York Times‘ Solana Pyne and Mark Scheffler:   We are thrilled to welcome Aric Toler, Arijeta Lajka, Neil Bedi and Nader Ibrahim to the Video team. Aric Toler joins Visual Investigations as a video journalist. Previously, he was the director of research and training at Bellingcat, where […]

Associated Press promotes Morrison to race and ethnicity news editor

The Associated Press has appointed Aaron Morrison race and ethnicity news editor, upped from his recent post of race and ethnicity national writer. He begins Aug. 28. Prior to joining the AP in March 2020, Morrison was a senior reporter at New York-based nonprofit The Appeal, which provides information about the harms of the U.S. […]

AP appoints Merchant U.S. politics editor

The Associated Press has promoted Nomaan Merchant to U.S. politics editor to provide nonpartisan coverage of U.S. politics and elections. He begins Aug. 21. Merchant has been with the  APress for more than a decade, recently serving as a reporter on intelligence and national security in the Washington bureau. Before that, he covered immigration and […]

ProPublica appoints Kodjak assistant ME, national

Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak has joined ProPublica as an assistant managing editor, national. She comes from The Associated Press, where she served as acting global investigations editor. Commenting on her new role, Kodjak said: “ProPublica is the standard-bearer for investigative reporting and accountability journalism. I’m both thrilled and honored to be joining this stellar team.” She […]

Kansas City Star names Gross ME

  Andale Gross has been tapped to serve as managing editor of The Kansas City Star, making him the first Black editor to hold the position. As the second-highest-ranking editor, Gross will oversee the daily newsroom operations. Gross previously worked there from February 1994 to February 1996 as a reporter covering education. He will join […]

Burrows to join AP as Russia, CIS reporter

The Associated Press has hired Emma Burrows as a Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States reporter. Recently, she was a news editor at ITN. A former AP news assistant, Burrows has worked as a field producer in Russia at CNN and as a Moscow correspondent at Deutsche Welle. She was also a multimedia producer at […]

Cheng swaps NPR for the Associated Press

Shelly Cheng has joined The Associated Press’ elections and democracy team as a data visualization developer, a post she recently held at NPR. Previously, Cheng held the same post at NBCUniversal and The Texas Tribune. She also worked as a graphics reporter at The Wall Street Journal. An award-winning journalist and data visualization engineer, Cheng […]