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