Associated Press national political editor Liz Sidoti, who joined the wire service in 1999, has resigned to become US head of communications for BP. The AP Washington bureau chief’s memo:
From: Buzbee, Sally
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2013 4:24 PM
To: WDC – Washington DC News; News – WDC-Editorial
Subject: Liz Sidoti
Liz has told us she’s interested in taking on a new challenge and developing business skills after 15 years as a reporter and editor with the AP.
Because her new employer is someone AP covers, she will no longer be involved in any reporting, editing or news management for AP, effective immediately.
Liz began with the AP in Cincinnati as a relief staffer in 1999 and it wasn’t long before she was knocking on the door for a job in Washington. She later became AP’s national political correspondent, and from that, she took on the role of national political editor in early 2011.
Liz did a great job putting together a strong political team for AP before the 2012 elections, recruiting talented reporters out in the field to join Washington reporters in covering the race.
Please join me in wishing her all the best in her new adventure.