A broadcast journalism veteran is the new deputy managing editor for digital and visual journalism at The Associated Press.
Derl McCrudden will take the newly-created position, moving up from his role as AP's head of international video that he took on in 2014. Before joining the AP in 2010, McCrudden was a broadcast news producer for 18 years with ITN, Al Jazeera English and CNBC Asia.
Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Sally Buzbee announced the appointment in a memo to AP's staff today. Is his first year, McCrudden, 47, will be charged with expanding video production at AP's regional centers to serve both broadcast and online digital clients. His oversight will include video, photography and text for digital uses, social media and other AP customers. He will be based in London where he has been working as the international head of video.
“Our photos report is competitive and creative, while our eyewitness video report is a market leader. We’re tackling change head on to keep us in the top spot, and to embrace new opportunities in the digital space,” McCrudden was quoted on AP's news website.