Executive Editor, Associated Press
Sally Buzbee is AP's new executive editor and senior vice president, taking that role this month after serving for six years as the news organization's Washington bureau chief. As Washington bureau chief, Buzbee oversaw AP's coverage of the recent U.S. presidential campaign and election and the 2012 election, including oversight of polling and investigative units, and also oversaw coverage of institutions such the White House, Congress and the Pentagon. Buzbee joined the company in 1988 as a reporter in Kansas and also worked as a reporter in Los Angeles and Washington. In 1996 she became assistant bureau chief for news in Washington where she ran spot news coverage and oversaw in-depth foreign affairs and national security coverage. For five years beginning in November 2004, Buzbee served as AP's Middle East regional editor based in Cairo. In that position she led AP's news coverage across media formats during the Iraq war, and managed personnel, logistics, budgets and security for AP's Middle East region. Buzbee holds a journalism degree from the University of Kansas and a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University. She has two daughters, Emma, 18, and Margaret, 16.