Inside Climate News has named Sonya Ross as managing editor.
She will start Jan. 1, 2022.
She joins ICN after a long and distinguished career at The Associated Press, where she was the editor who established specialty race and ethnicity coverage that transformed AP’s approach to gathering news for and about people of color.
She was the first Black woman assigned to the White House beat by The AP, and worked as a reporter and editor in the news service’s Washington bureau. She is also the first Black woman elected to the board of the White House Correspondents Association.
“We are delighted Sonya is joining our leadership team to help us take our nonprofit newsroom to the next level of ambition and impact,” David Sassoon, founder and publisher of Inside Climate News, said. “She’s a deeply experienced journalist of the highest caliber and accomplishment, and a person of great courage and integrity well-prepared to confront the present moment of environmental peril and injustice.”