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AP names journalist to oversee financial crisis coverage

October 25, 2008

Terry Hunt, a White House correspondent for the Associated Press, has been named by the wire service to oversee its financial crisis coverage, according to a memo posted by Politico.com’s Mike Allen.

AP business editor Hal Ritter and Washington bureau chief Ron Fournier write, “He will work with news leaders in Washington, New York and overseas to bring cohesion to AP’s coverage, whether it emerges from the markets, from the Treasury, from the Capitol or from anywhere around the world this global story develops. He will generate and assign stories and oversee short- and long-term planning with other formats and departments.

“Terry, a graduate of the University of Kentucky, joined the Washington Bureau in 1974 after serving in bureaus in Louisville, KY, and Providence, RI. He covered the Senate for two years before breaking into politics on Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign. … He has reported from more than 90 countries and has traveled to every state in covering Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush. At the beginning of the Bush administration, Hunt took a three-year break from White House coverage to serve as assistant bureau chief for news in Washington. He returned to presidential coverage in 2003.â€?

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