In what AP calls “a significant move in our Washington operation,” a national security and foreign policy expert will now be reporting from the White House. Anne Gearan, who was AP national security correspondent, becomes national security writer assigned to the White House.
From Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee’s memo:
Anne Gearan has moved to White House reporting, focusing on national security, reporting to [Deputy Washington Bureau Chief] Terry Hunt and coordinating closely with [Assistant Bureau Chief] Wendy Benjaminson on foreign affairs/national security. As Chief White House Correspondent Ben Feller and his team focus on the campaign and economy this year, it’s critical we keep a strong focus on issues like Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Thanks to Anne for holding the interim foreign affairs editor spot this past year. It was great to see the nice beat she and Julie Pace had on Iran and SWIFT.