AP veteran Anne Gearan joins the Washington Post

Anne Gearan

Anne Gearan leaves the Associated Press — she’s currently a White House correspondent — to become Washington Post diplomatic correspondent. “Anne brings an impressive resume and unbridled enthusiasm to one of our most important jobs – chronicling a changing world from the vantage point of the State Department and the secretary of state,” says a Post memo, which you can read after the jump.

From: Jennifer Crandell/news/TWP
To: NEWS – All Newsroom
Date: 06/26/2012 05:00 PM
Subject: Staff News: Anne Gearan Joins National

We are pleased to announce that Anne Gearan, a distinguished correspondent and editor who has covered almost every major beat in Washington for The Associated Press, will join The Post as our diplomatic correspondent.

Anne brings an impressive resume and unbridled enthusiasm to one of our most important jobs – chronicling a changing world from the vantage point of the State Department and the secretary of state. She will be an important addition to a national security team already known for its enterprise and impact, and will work closely with Karen DeYoung and Joby Warrick in our foreign policy coverage.

At AP, Anne has broken countless big stories on beats as varied as politics, Defense, State, the Supreme Court and the White House. From 2004 to 2009, she was the AP’s chief diplomatic correspondent and traveled extensively with the secretary of state. More recently, she was the news service’s national security editor and national security correspondent. She is currently a White House correspondent for AP, focused on foreign affairs and U.S. policy toward hot spots like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Syria and China.

On every beat and in every building where she has worked, Anne has earned a reputation as a savvy, quick-witted reporter with an enviable ability to cultivate a wide range of sources. And her capacity to turn out fast, elegant prose is much admired. Anne has excelled individually and as a generous team member, working with colleagues in Washington and around the world. Her broad knowledge of the capital, diplomacy and the larger arena of foreign affairs, coupled with her competitive zeal and collegiality, make Anne a perfect fit for The Post.

Despite her long career at AP, this is not Anne’s first newspaper job. At age 12, she began delivering newspapers in Rochester, N.Y., where her parents were both newspaper reporters. We’re very happy that Anne is returning to her roots.

Please join us in welcoming Anne when she arrives next month.

Kevin Cameron Doug

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