New appointments at the AP
First up, the promotion: Walker recently returned to the AP's Sioux Falls bureau in July 2013 as a breaking news reporter, but now he dons the heavier mantle of News Editor for both North and South Dakota. In this role, he will oversee reporting staff in both states and assume responsibility of creating the AP's report for both, as well.
"Thanks, Nomaan," Walker replied. "Got a nice weather story for you to do back here."
Meanwhile, Suderman comes from the Center for Public Integrity, where he was an investigative reporter. He joins as a statehouse reporter for Virginia.
"Some me news: I'm joining @AP to cover Virginia gov't and politics," he tweeted.
And finally, Mattise joins the team from Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers in Florida, where he was a government and politics reporter. He joins as the statehouse reporter for West Virginia.
Mattise decided to mark the start of his job by sharing twitpics of the statehouse's gubernatorial portraits. "The most interesting man in the world? Or West Virginia's third governor?" he tweeted. "You decide."
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