Veteran Washington journalist Sandy Johnson has been named managing editor for politics and government at the Center for Public Integrity.

Johnson spent most of her 30-year-career at the AP, where she oversaw the wire’s service coverage of the federal government, elections and politics as its Washington bureau chief from 1998 to 2008. She ‘ll join an editorial team that includes senior news managers Gordon Witkin (national coverage), David Kaplan (international coverage), Julie Vorman (financial regulation and corporate accountability) and Keith Epstein (environment and government regulation.)

“Sandy knows how Washington works, and where the backroom deals are made,” said Executive Director William E. Buzenberg.