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Angela Charlton named Western Europe news director

, by Patrick Maks

In a memo to staff, AP Europe and Africa News Director Anna Johnson today announced that Bureau Chief Angela Charlton is now AP’s Western Europe news director, a new position responsible for leading all formats in France, Belgium and the Netherlands:

AP Western Europe News Director Angela Charlton. (AP Photo)
I am pleased to announce that Paris bureau chief Angela Charlton is the AP’s new Western Europe news director.Many of you have had the pleasure of working with Angela and are familiar with her commitment to ambitious and compelling journalism. She is a talented news leader who has been at the helm of numerous top stories over the years in France, Russia and beyond. I could not be more thrilled to have her in this new role leading such a fantastic team in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.Angela started her career at the AP as a reporter in Moscow in 1994. Since then, she has held numerous positions in several countries: chief correspondent in Ukraine, reporter in West Virginia, editor on the former International Desk, correspondent in Moscow and Paris, news editor in Paris and Paris bureau chief. She also is an elected member of the Reporters Without Borders supervisory board.Angela is the AP’s first Western Europe news director who will lead all formats in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. I very much look forward to working with Angela and the entire team of talented photo, video and text journalists as they continue to produce exceptional, award-winning coverage. Please join me in congratulating Angela in her new role! She begins immediately and will continue to be based in Paris.Anna