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Hunt Named AP Dep. Bureau Chief

Senior editor and former White House correspondent Terence Hunt has been named deputy bureau chief for AP Washington. Hunt’s experience includes 25 years on the White House beat, from Ronald Reagan’s presidency through George W. Bush’s administration, reporting from about 90 countries and every state.  He has covered Cold War summits, Reagan’s “tear down this wall” speech at the Berlin Wall, G-8 meetings, political conventions and campaigns, plus the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the impreachment of Bill Clinton, Mideast peacemaking, George H.W. Bush’s Gulf War to liberate Kuwait and George W. Bush’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The announcement was made today by Washington bureau chief Sally Buzbee.  Hunt’s promotion follows yesterday’s news that Wendy Benjaminson will take the role of AP’s assistant Washington bureau chief.

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AP Washington Names New Assistant Bureau Chief

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.