Nimmons named AP assistant international editor

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Posted: Jun 01, 2012 10:54 AM
Nimmons named AP assistant international editor

Ellen Nimmons, a veteran editor for The Associated Press, has been named Assistant International Editor, helping shape the news cooperative's daily international news report.

The appointment was announced Friday by John Daniszewski, AP's senior managing editor for international news.

"I am very pleased to make this announcement. Ellen has been in the middle of the AP's biggest international stories as a sharp and insightful editor and is known both for improving stories and giving strong, smart guidance to reporters and editors on the front lines," Daniszewski said.

Nimmons will be based in New York, and Daniszewski said she will report to him and play the leading role in "bringing together our daily breaking news report. She will also work with foreign regional editors, correspondents and bureau chiefs and manage a number of staffing, budgeting and other issues."

AP has some 500 AP fulltime print and online reporters and editors collecting news outside the United States in nearly 100 countries for a worldwide audience, working alongside photo and TV journalists from the AP and part-time stringers.

Nimmons, 63, joined AP in 1977, first as a reporter in the Minneapolis and Boston bureaus and then as a New York-based editor for national and international news. During the 2003 Iraq war she was a supervisor on the war desk established to oversee coverage of the invasion. In recent years she has helped to implement a decentralized editing structure and worked as a coordinator and liaison in AP's New York newsroom for international topics.

Before joining the AP, she was city editor for the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire.

Born in Vermont, Nimmons grew up in Greenfield, Massachusetts and earned a bachelor of arts in journalism and political science from Syracuse University.