Vivian Salama Named AP’s Deputy Political Editor

The Baghdad bureau chief steps up.

The Associated Press has named Vivian Salama deputy political editor. Salama most recently served as the AP’s Baghdad bureau chief.

Prior to joining the AP, Salama worked as a producer for NBC and ABC News. She served as a freelancer in the Middle East for the AP from 2004 to 2006.

“In addition to strong reporting and writing, she is a talented editor, exceptionally skilled at identifying and pulling distinctive reporting angles out of the chaos of daily spot news,” wrote AP Washington bureau chief Sally Buzbee, in a memo to staffers.

Salama will join the Washington team in early December.