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Genetta Adams Appointed AP Entertainment Editor

apgg.jpgGenetta Adams has been appointed entertainment editor for The Associated Press. Adams was the former assistant managing editor for features and entertainment at Newsday.

According to the press release Adams will be responsible for 20 reporters and editors based primarily in New York, London and Los Angeles and will work to expand AP’s entertainment coverage. The AP has been expanding entertainment coverage in text, photos and video throughout the year. Full release after the jump.


Date: 9/26/2008 5:31 PM

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Genetta Adams named AP entertainment editor

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Genetta Adams, former assistant managing editor for features and entertainment at Newsday, has been appointed entertainment editor for The Associated Press.

The appointment was announced Friday by Dan Becker, AP’s director of entertainment content.

Adams, who will be based in New York, will be responsible for 20 reporters and editors based primarily in New York, London and Los Angeles and will work to expand AP’s entertainment coverage. The AP has been expanding entertainment coverage in text, photos and video throughout the year.

“Genetta will be a great addition to the AP,” Becker said. “She has a strong knowledge of entertainment and the drive to make the AP a leader in coverage.”

Adams, 41, is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego. She began her career as a circulation clerk at The Record in Stockton, Calif., then worked as a features supervisor for The News-Press in Fort Meyers, Fla., before moving to New York and joining Newsday in 1998.

She was the deputy features editor, pop music and culture editor, deputy entertainment editor and the arts and entertainment editor before becoming the assistant managing editor for features and entertainment in 2005. Adams recently accepted a buyout from the newspaper, which was sold by Tribune Co. to Cablevision earlier this year.

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