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AP Appoints Daniel Becker To Director of Entertainment Content

danbecker.jpgFormer photo assistant makes good. The press release:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daniel Becker, national entertainment photo editor for The Associated Press, has been appointed to the newly created post of director of entertainment content.

The appointment was announced Thursday by Lou Ferrara, managing editor for sports, entertainment and multimedia, and Nigel Baker, executive director of AP Television News and business head for AP’s entertainment division.

Based in Los Angeles, Becker will oversee AP’s expanding entertainment coverage across video, photo, audio and text formats and help develop new multimedia products.

A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Becker, 31, joined the AP in New York as a photo assistant in 2000, then worked as a national and enterprise photo editor.

He moved to AP’s Los Angeles bureau in 2004, where he was the photo assignment supervisor and Southern California entertainment photo editor before becoming the national entertainment photo editor in May 2007.

Becker will report to Ferrara and Baker.

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