For the first time on Tuesday, The Associated Press will name its Breakthrough Entertainers of the Year. The inaugural list comprises eight artists, including newcomers who made a splash in 2017 as well as more established entertainers who found success this year.
Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Sally Buzbee announced today three key appointments: Noreen Gillespie is the new Deputy Managing Editor for U.S. News, Sarah Nordgren becomes the new Deputy Managing Editor for Sports, Business News, Entertainment and Lifestyles, and Health and Science, and Lisa Gibbs is the new Director of News Partnerships.
A few weeks ago, when the Grammy Awards aired, we sent alerts on the top winners to our subscribers around the world, users of the AP mobile app and our social media followers. This brought us a fierce message from one app user, who said the show hadn’t yet been broadcast on the U.S. West Coast and we』d spoiled the excitement for him.