The Associated Press has promoted Derl McCrudden to head of international video news. McCrudden was previously head of video newsgathering. He has been with the AP since 2010. Previously, McCrudden was on the launch team of Al Jazeera English and helped run the channel’s Asia operation.
“Derl is one of the smartest journalists in the business, a proven leader whose calm demeanor and steely determination mark him out as a natural for this role,” said Sandy MacIntyre, AP’s VP and director of global video, in a statement.
The AP also announced the following changes:
- Denise Vance, deputy director of U.S. video, has been promoted to head of U.S. video and radio.
- Vaughn Morrison, formerly of CNN and Fox, was named head of U.S. video production.
- Debora Gorbutt, head of video content development, will expand her role to oversee AP Middle East Extra.