NEW YORK (AP) — Marjorie Miller, a veteran journalist and newsroom leader, has been promoted to Director of Global News and Enterprise for The Associated Press.
The announcement was made Tuesday by Kathleen Carroll, the AP's executive editor, to whom Miller will report.
Miller has been the AP's regional editor in Latin America since late 2010. In the new position, she will be responsible for several departments, including the Nerve Center, which crafts the daily news report from the flow of breaking news and a regular selection of AP-generated investigative and enterprise stories. Miller also will manage the enterprise operation, which oversees the production of those exclusive stories in text, video and photos. Also reporting to her will be the operation that edits the highest-profile stories, and the standards editor.
Carroll said that Miller's new position requires a unique blend of leadership and collaboration to work successfully with the department and regional editors who direct AP's journalists in 280 locations across the globe.
"Marjorie's record of excellence is a long one and she is particularly suited to this new challenge," Carroll said. "She has repeatedly nurtured and encouraged journalists to break news and deliver groundbreaking enterprise work. And she is a joy to work with."
Miller will be based in New York and join the AP's news leadership team. She will begin transitioning to the new role in coming weeks and expects to be in place in July.
"I am honored to join the leadership of the AP," Miller said. "It is a challenging time in the media and I look forward to working with so many talented people in all formats to produce great journalism and help figure out the future of the news business. I am confident that the AP will be an essential part of that future."
During her 4 1/2 years as Latin America editor, Miller was responsible for coverage from Latin America and the Caribbean in both English and Spanish. She also led the effort to create and launch the first Spanish-language AP Stylebook, an online product.
Under her leadership, AP's coverage in Honduras, Mexico and Argentina won several awards, including two from the Overseas Press Club, one from Investigative Reporters and Editors, the ASNE Batten Medal and one from Sigma Delta Chi.
Before joining AP in 2010, Miller had a distinguished career at the Los Angeles Times, first as a foreign correspondent for 17 years, based in El Salvador, Mexico, Germany, Israel and the United Kingdom. In 2002, she was named the Times' foreign editor and over the next six years ran coverage of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and every other major global event. In that time, the work of Times staffers received important recognition, including a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Russia, an Overseas Press Club award for work on remittances and a Robert F. Kennedy award for coverage of Zimbabwe.
From 2008-2010, she was a member of the Times' editorial board, specializing in international affairs.
Miller is a member of the advisory board of the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs and was for seven years a board member of the International Women's Media Foundation. She has served twice on the Pulitzer Prize jury choosing finalists in the international category and was a member of the 2014 Sulzberger Fellowship class at Columbia University, studying the marriage of journalism and business skills.