The Associated Press has named Vivian Salama deputy political editor. Salama most recently served as the AP’s Baghdad bureau chief.
Prior to joining the AP, Salama worked as a producer for NBC and ABC News. She served as a freelancer in the Middle East for the AP from 2004 to 2006.
“In addition to strong reporting and writing, she is a talented editor, exceptionally skilled at identifying and pulling distinctive reporting angles out of the chaos of daily spot news,” wrote AP Washington bureau chief Sally Buzbee, in a memo to staffers.
Salama will join the Washington team in early December.