MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ivan Moreno, who oversees Statehouse coverage in Illinois for The Associated Press, has been named supervisory correspondent in Milwaukee.
The appointment was announced Monday by Upper Midwest News Editor Doug Glass, who oversees news in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. In his new role, Moreno will report on news in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin.
Moreno spent the past year reporting closely on Illinois' distressed state government, with stories ranging from the political — such as the state's $1.2 million windfall in fines after officials stopped mailing license plate renewal reminders — to the social, such as an exploration of the murky laws that govern control of a person's digital life after death.
Moreno began his career at the Rocky Mountain News in 2006, working as a general assignment reporter, before joining AP in Denver in 2008. He spent two years covering immigration and working general assignment before moving to the Statehouse in 2011, where he spent five years covering Colorado government and politics before transferring a year ago to Springfield, Illinois.
Moreno has been on assignment for AP in Mexico City, New Mexico, Utah and Nevada.
A native of the Mexican state of Durango, Moreno grew up in Denver. He is a graduate of Metropolitan State University in Denver.