Evan Berland, a veteran Associated Press editor, has been named AP news editor for the Carolinas.
Berland, 39, has been AP's South Carolina news editor since 2006, overseeing coverage of the state's early presidential primaries, Gov. Mark Sanford's disappearance and subsequent state ethics investigation. He was named interim North Carolina news editor in April, and has since been managing the news reports for both states.
The new appointment was announced Thursday by Maryann Mrowca, interim chief of bureau for the Carolinas.
Before moving to Columbia, S.C., as news editor, Berland had been day supervisor in the AP bureau in Trenton, N.J., since October 2004. He first joined the AP in Hartford, Conn., in 1995 and worked there for nearly four years before leaving in late 1998 as the bureau's chief political reporter.
A graduate of Brandeis University, Berland was a reporter at The Middlesex News in Framingham, Mass., before joining AP.