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Daisy Veerasingham To Become The First Woman To Lead The Associated Press In Its 175-Year History

The Associated Press (AP) has a new woman in charge! According to the company, Daisy Veerasingham has been appointed to president and CEO. She will become the first woman to hold the title since AP was first established 175 years ago. A first-generation British national of Sri Lankan descent, Daisy Veerasingham is the first woman, first person of color and first international citizen to lead The Associated Press. https://t.co/ErMNYOeuox — Kat Stafford (@kat__stafford) August 3, 2021 Veerasingham, who is AP’s current executive vice president and chief opertaing officer, will succeed AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt who will remain in the role throughout the end of the year before he retires. “In Daisy Veerasingham we have chosen a proven leader with a deep understanding of how AP operates and a clear vision for the future. She appreciates the crucial role AP plays in providing journalism and services that are indispensable to the news industry,” said Steven R. Swartz, chairman of the...

Aug 4, 2021