headshot1The Associated Press has named Brian Carovillano its managing editor for U.S. news. Carovillano has been with the AP since 2006, when he served as Northern California news editor. Since 2010, he has served as the AP’s Bangkok-based Asia-Pacific news director.

“Many of you have had the good fortune to work with Brian over the past dozen years,” wrote the AP’s VP and executive editor, Kathleen Carroll, in a memo. “He is a formidable leader, smart, strategic and collaborative with a calm style that inspires confidence. Colleagues will tell you they’ve done some of their best work with Brian at the helm. He has formed strong and effective partnerships with other AP departments to drive our success in Asia and will bring that collaborative approach to his new responsibilities.”

See below for Carroll’s full note.

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