Amanda Barrett has been named the Associated Press New York City news editor. Barrett joined the AP in 2007 as content coordinator for multimedia.
The appointment was announced today by senior managing editor Mike Oreskes.
“Amanda is a leader and a fine example of a new generation of journalists born and raised online, in real time, across multiple mediums,” Oreskes said. “Those skills will be vital in her new role as head of one of our busiest and most watched news centers.”
Barrett was appointed deputy east editor in 2008, involved in establishing the AP’s new regional desk in Philadelphia.
Prior to joining the AP, Barrett served as the editor of amNY.com, the website for amNewYork, Newsday’s free daily paper in New York City. Barrett was previously editor of Newsday.com.
A Virginia native, Barrett graduated from Queens College.