Wendy Benjaminson, a Houston-based Texas news editor for the Associated Press has been named assistant Washington bureau chief. Benjaminson, who currently leads the AP’s coverage of the drug war on the U.S.-Mexican border, will run the Washington bureau’s regional reporting team and work closely with the AP’s state bureaus and regional editing desks in her new position.
Prior to joining the AP in 1990, Benjaminson reported for The Washington Times, UPI and Market News Service. As an assistant bureau chief in Washington, she will be charged with spotting trends and coordinating reporting from the states and the nation’s capital on issues such as state spending and deficits, immigration, pensions and Medicaid. Wendy will report to Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee.