The AP makes two overseas appointments

Apr 17, 2014

The Associated Press has just tapped two journalists for two significant foreign positions: Michelle Faul as bureau chief for all of Nigeria and Zeina Karam as bureau chief in Beirut.

First up, Faul has been AP's chief Africa correspondent based in Johannesburg since 2005, and now will be based in Lagos.

To a friend, Faul tweeted, "don't be a stranger doll. let's get together. so happy i'm now officially posted in naija," adding, "Viva Nigeria!"

"Michelle my dear! Yes we must we must! Not even the agro of Lagos will keep us apart," Tunji Lardner replied.

Meanwhile, Karam assumes her new position officially after being appointed acting Beirut bureau chief in 2013. Having reported on political upheaval in the Middle East for nearly two decades, Karam has also led coverage of Syria in addition to covering Lebanon.

Circa's Andrew Bossone tweeted, "congratulations to @zkaram heading AP Beirut, her excellent news coverage for years has paid off."

"Making #Lebanese #women everywhere very proud today, @zkaram appointed @AP burea chief in #Beirut," tweeted Bathoul Ahmed with UNHCR Lebanon

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