Here is his memo to news staff:
We are excited to announce that Noreen Gillespie is the new Global Business Editor.Noreen has a long history of being involved in transformative projects at the AP. For the past five years, she’s been constantly innovating U.S. news, including developing our state government collaboration with Report for America and securing a grant to deepen education coverage.
She has always worked hand-in-hand with our revenue and product teams to make sure AP is producing content that customers want and will need in the future. Now, she’s bringing that leadership and collaboration to another crucial part of AP’s operation.We have ambitious plans already underway to analyze customer and reader needs to remake our approach to business news. We’re going to take those findings and work to better position our journalists to do the most crucial coverage of money, work and corporations.Noreen, Deputy Business Editor Cara Rubinsky and I have worked together several times at AP, and I can’t imagine a better team to help move us forward in Business News.Noreen will immediately join our customer feedback and long-term planning. However, for the first few months, she will still be working closely with the U.S. News team on important projects. She will take over day-to-day oversight of Business News in early June.Please join me in congratulating Noreen.