The AP White House team has long been synonymous with the best of coverage of American presidents. And we now have a team that is among the best in our history.With our recent additions of reporters Seung Min Kim, Chris Megerian, and before that, Aamer Madhani, along with the move of Josh Boak to the team, our White House corps has an unparalleled breadth of talent, drive and experience that leaves us well positioned for the second half of President Joe Biden’s first term. Speaking of experience, reporter Darlene Superville, our dean of White House operations, has covered three administrations and now also has a book among her many credits.
But even the best teams function most effectively with a great captain, someone who helps to elevate the work of teammates, and lead in key areas of media access, coverage and stories that become instant history. With his remarkable body of work, as a colleague, as an advocate for a free press, and as a reporter whose byline is as ubiquitous as it is trusted, we are thrilled to announce that Zeke Miller will be taking the role of chief White House correspondent.Already the ultimate team player, Zeke has also been the connective tissue throughout the AP, enhancing our coverage on every continent, in every time zone. Relentless, fast and competitive, Zeke has broken too many stories to count and has made alerts an art form.Team members will continue to pursue their various areas of focus, with each playing a key role: Josh at the intersection of economics, policy and politics; Seung Min, the intersection of the White House and Congress; Aamer, national security and foreign affairs; Darlene, the first lady's office, arts and culture; Chris, domestic policy and the presidency writ large; Zeke, the COVID-19 pandemic and increasingly, political coverage in 2022 and beyond. And there’s more to come. Colleen Long, due back from book leave in September, will focus on law enforcement and legal affairs, including the White House counsel's office.Please join us in congratulating Zeke, who now joins a line of AP greats who have held the position.