The Related Press stated on Tuesday that Daisy Veerasingham would turn out to be its new president and chief govt, the primary lady and the primary particular person of coloration to guide the 175-year-old information company.
She is going to succeed Gary Pruitt, who’s retiring on the finish of the yr after virtually 10 years within the function. Her begin date is Jan. 1.
“There isn’t any doubt it’s a difficult media atmosphere, and like many different media organizations, we’ve come underneath income strain every so often,” Ms. Veerasingham stated in an interview. “So we actually should shore up our core enterprise in media, however we even have set to work actually arduous to increase.”
Ms. Veerasingham, 51, joined The A.P. in 2004 as a gross sales director for its tv information division in London. She was promoted to chief income officer in 2019 and have become the corporate’s chief working officer and govt vice chairman in February.
The A.P., which employs a number of thousand journalists reporting from 250 bureaus around the globe, is interviewing candidates for govt editor, its high journalism job. Sally Buzbee left that publish in Might to succeed Martin Baron as the chief editor of The Washington Submit.
“We’ve received actually fascinating candidates,” Ms. Veerasingham stated, “and we might hope to have the ability to make an appointment throughout the subsequent month or so.”
Mr. Pruitt stated in an announcement that he felt it was the precise time “to go the baton.”
“There isn’t any higher particular person to guide A.P. into its subsequent chapter than Daisy, with whom I’ve labored carefully over the previous decade,” he stated.