Lisa Tolin, a veteran of the Associated Press, has been named its East Coast Entertainment/Lifestyle Editor. Tolin has been with the AP since 2000, when she joined its National Desk as a researcher. According to a press release, she will now oversee a variety of coverage, including books, television, food, fashion, travel, online culture, parenting and homes and gardens.

Alicia Quarles, the AP’s Global Entertainment Editor, said of the move, ”Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge to this role. She is progressive, understands all formats and will help to improve further upon the high quality of our report.”