The AP adds a trio of journos

A flurry of appointments to report over at the Associated Press! First up, Vivian Salama has been appointed Baghdad bureau chief. A TV and print journalist who has reported on the Middle East for over a decade, Salama joins at a critical time for Iraq, as security unravels nearly three years after the U.S. military withdrew.

"LADY! Congrats on the new job! SO excited for you!" gushed Azmat Khan at Al Jazeera America.

"Thanks habibi. I already started. Come visit!" Salama replied.

Meanwhile, Shelley Acoca join as East Coast Entertainment & Lifestyles Editor. Currently an editor for Fox News Magazine, Acoca will oversee writers and editors on beats that range from TV to food to fashion, starting in August.

"Honored and overjoyed, and can't wait to get to work with the amazing @APEntertainment @AP_Lifestyles @AP_Travel team!" Acoca tweeted.

Miami Herald's Howard Cohen responded, "Congrats on new AP post, Shelley, you entertaining lass, you."

Finally, Lisa Gibbs has been appointed business editor. A former executive business editor at the Miami Herald, Gibbs was most recently a senior writer at Money.

"My news: AP just announced I'm going to be its next business editor. Can't wait to move to NYC and join a great team!" Gibbs shared.

At the Wall Street Journal, Nikki Waller reacted, "AP is beyond lucky to have @lisagibbs954 as biz editor! (And we NY-ers are delighted she's coming north. Sorry, Miami.)."

Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!

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