AP Names Race/Enthnicity/Demographics Editor

Ross_Sonya_2002_web.jpg AP’s Acting Washington Bureau Chief Steve Komarow announces that Sonya Ross will be AP’s new Race/Ethnicity and Demographics Editor.

Ross has held many positions within AP. She has been the bureau’s urban affairs reporter, a member of the White House reporting team, World Services supervisor and a regional news editor.

Read the full internal memo after the jump…

Dear Colleagues,

I’m pleased to announce that Sonya Ross will be taking on a new role as the AP’s Race/Ethnicity/Demographics editor.

She’ll work with AP journalists around the country to produce coverage that captures the changing facets of race and ethnicity in the United States and its effects on the experiences of people of various races. Through her editing and writing, she’ll help the AP look thoughtfully at the evolving definition and significance of race and ethnicity in American culture and society.

Sonya will also expand her role in the news department’s diversity initiatives, and help the AP create new types of content on diversity topics in all formats.

Sonya brings a vast range of experience to her latest assignment. She’s been the Washington bureau’s urban affairs reporter, a member of White House reporting team and World Services supervisor in addition to her tenure as regional news editor.

She will begin on her new project upon appointment of an editor to take her place leading the Washington regional team.



Steven Komarow

Acting Chief of Bureau

The Associated Press