Senior editor and former White House correspondent Terence Hunt has been named deputy bureau chief for AP Washington. Hunt’s experience includes 25 years on the White House beat, from Ronald Reagan’s presidency through George W. Bush’s administration, reporting from about 90 countries and every state. He has covered Cold War summits, Reagan’s “tear down this wall” speech at the Berlin Wall, G-8 meetings, political conventions and campaigns, plus the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the impreachment of Bill Clinton, Mideast peacemaking, George H.W. Bush’s Gulf War to liberate Kuwait and George W. Bush’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The announcement was made today by Washington bureau chief Sally Buzbee. Hunt’s promotion follows yesterday’s news that Wendy Benjaminson will take the role of AP’s assistant Washington bureau chief.