Michael Casey named AP's northern New England correspondent

AP News
|
Posted: Feb 26, 2016 2:50 PM

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Michael Casey, a veteran journalist who has broken global news on beats including terrorism, climate change, science and sports, is returning to The Associated Press as administrative correspondent for northern New England.

The appointment was announced Friday by Karen Testa, the news cooperative's editor for the east region of the U.S.

Casey, 50, worked for the AP from 2002-2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Bangkok, Thailand; and Jakarta, Indonesia. Establishing an environmental beat, he shared in two Associated Press Media Editors deadline reporting awards for coverage of the 2004 tsunami in Asia and a deadly 2008 cyclone in Myanmar. He also led coverage of international sports in the Middle East and reported on terrorism and political upheaval in Southeast Asia.

"We are delighted Mike is bringing his considerable reporting skills, global experience and enthusiasm for competitive news back to the AP," Testa said. "He will be a strong reporter and leader in seeking out the greatest stories from this unique region of the country."

Casey most recently has worked as a science and technology editor for FoxNews.com and CBSNews.com and as a reporter for Fortune, Vice and Scientific American.

Casey will be based in Concord, New Hampshire, and work with reporters to shape the spot and enterprise report there and in Maine and Vermont. He will begin April 4 and report to New England news editor William J. Kole.

"Mike's deep experience as a foreign correspondent, and his sharp eye for the quirky and unusual, will help AP tell northern New England's most distinctive stories to the world," Kole said.

Casey, a native of Chicago, earned a master's in journalism with a science concentration in 2014 from Columbia University, where he was a Robert Wood Johnson scholar, and he holds a bachelor's in journalism and political science from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota.