I’m thrilled to announce that Steven Sloan is joining The Associated Press as political editor – one of the most important leadership roles not only at the AP, but in all of political journalism.As AP’s political editor, Steven will lead our coverage of the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 presidential campaign. He’s the perfect person for the job: an experienced editor who is enthusiastic about politics, driven to break news and produce distinctive enterprise, and excited about the prospect of leveraging AP’s resources not only in Washington, but in all 50 states.Steven will report to Deputy Bureau Chief Kathleen Hennessey. He rounds out a national political reporting team packed with stellar talent.
Steven was previously CNN’s director of enterprise reporting in Washington, where he oversaw in-depth journalism for digital and television platforms. He also launched an award-winning digital magazine at CNN that combined long-form storytelling about politics, national security and culture with photography, graphics and animation. During the 2016 campaign, Steven was the managing editor for content at CNN Politics, overseeing a team of breaking news and enterprise reporters and editors covering the historic election.Before joining CNN, Sloan was the congressional editor at POLITICO and a reporter at Bloomberg News. He grew up in Atlanta and graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in political science.Steven’s first day at AP is Monday. Please join me in welcoming him to the team!Julie