The Associated Press has named Lisa J. Adams, a veteran AP staffer who has worked in the U.S. and overseas, to assistant South regional editor.
Adams, 50, has been with the AP since 1992, starting in the Hartford, Conn., bureau before transferring first to the former General Desk and then the International Desk. She has been a key editor on the Latin America desk since 2008, playing a lead role in the AP's coverage of elections, natural disasters, and news throughout Mexico and Central and Latin America.
In her new role, she will supervise the South region's editing desk and work with staff throughout the region, which consists of 13 states _ Maryland, Delaware, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida _ and the District of Columbia.
Her appointment was announced Wednesday by South Region Editor Lisa Marie Pane.
As a correspondent in Mexico and Central America for eight years and a Latin America Desk editor for more than three years, Adams has covered, coordinated, overseen and filed stories on everything from the historic Mexican elections of 2000 that ushered in democracy for the first time in seven decades to the military coup in Honduras and the rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners. She also has worked during temporary stints in Cuba, Pakistan and Jerusalem.