This just in from AP public relations department:
Kevin Roach, AP’s vice president and director of U.S. Broadcast News, announced the promotion of Denise Vance in Washington today.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Denise Vance has been named Deputy Director of U.S. Broadcast News for the Associated Press.

She will be responsible for leading the daily newsgathering and production for the AP’s U.S. broadcast operation in Washington, which includes Online Video, AP Television News, AP Radio and the AP Broadcast Wire.

Vance has held various management positions at the AP’s broadcast operation since transferring to Washington in 1997. She joined the AP as a video producer in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1994. Vance had earlier worked at CNN’s international desk in Atlanta.