Brad Foss, an assistant business editor who has helped direct The Associated Press’ coverage of the global economy for the past five years, has been promoted to deputy business editor.
In his new role, Foss will shape the daily business report and work with the department’s editors to deliver even more exclusives and ambitious enterprise stories. He will remain based in Washington, D.C.
“Brad is a strong editor and leader. He is committed to providing members and customers with breaking news, scoops and distinctive stories that consumers and investors covet,” said Business Editor Kevin Shinkle, who announced the appointment Wednesday. “Under his direction, we have been a leader in coverage of the economy. Now Brad will be able to apply his skills, energy and passion to all of AP’s business coverage.”
Foss, 41 and a native of Roslyn, N.Y., joined the AP in New York in 1999 as an editor in the multimedia department. He later worked as night supervisor in business news and as an energy and transportation reporter, before becoming a financial news editor in Washington. As the editor of AP’s Financial Impact initiative, he led an effort to expand AP’s financial news coverage across 50 states. He became an assistant business editor in 2009.
Foss previously worked as a writer for the University of California, San Francisco, and as a reporter at The Mill Valley Herald in Mill Valley, Calif.
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Lehigh University with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. He also earned a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.
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