The Associated Press has promoted Derl McCrudden to head of international video news. McCrudden was previously head of video newsgathering. He has been with the AP since 2010. Previously, McCrudden was on the launch team of Al Jazeera English and helped run the channel’s Asia operation.
“Derl is one of the smartest journalists in the business, a proven leader whose calm demeanor and steely determination mark him out as a natural for this role,” said Sandy MacIntyre, AP’s VP and director of global video, in a statement.
The AP also announced the following changes:
- Clinton Cargill Joins Businessweek, Jill Geisler Changes Roles at Poynter
- Shape Makes Several Additions to Edit and Publishing Teams
- Will Lee Named People.com Editor
- Adam Sachs Named Editor of Saveur