Sep 1, 2021 - Economy & Business

AP names Julie Pace executive editor

Julie Pace
Julie Pace. Photo: AP

The Associated Press has named its D.C. bureau chief, Julie Pace, as its new executive editor, effective immediately.

Why it matters: Pace replaces Sally Buzbee, who was named the Washington Post's top editor earlier this year.

Details: Pace, who has been with the AP for nearly 15 years, will also serve as senior vice president and will lead its global news operations, per a statement.

  • She will oversee news content across all formats from journalists spanning 100 countries.
  • She will relocate from Washington to AP headquarters in New York.

Catch up quick: Pace, a native of Buffalo, New York, is the third consecutive woman to serve as the organization's executive editor.

  • She joined the AP in 2007 as a video producer covering the 2008 presidential campaign, eventually rising to chief White House correspondent.
  • She began her career at e.tv, a television station in South Africa, before joining the Tampa Tribune as a general assignment reporter in 2005.

What they're saying: "I am honored to be leading AP’s team of talented and courageous journalists, who work tirelessly to break news and tell impactful stories from every corner of the world,” Pace said in a statement.

The big picture: Pace's appointment highlights a growing trend of women leading major American news organizations.

  • The Washington Post, MSNBC, CBS News, Fox News, Vox Media and USA Today all now have female executives.
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