Lauren Easton | The Associated Press
In a memo to staff on Monday, Washington Bureau Chief Anna Johnson and Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Stephen Sloan announced key members of the AP’s team responsible for politics, democracy and elections.
This year we are expanding our coverage of U.S. politics, elections, and democracy to produce a deeper, more cohesive report that integrates AP journalism produced in Washington with reporting from bureaus across the country.11 As we enter the final months before the March 8th midterm elections, we are pleased to announce the members of AP’s National Politics, Elections and Democracy team and highlight their reporting beats and coverage areas.
- Steve PeoplesAs the AP’s lead political writer based in New York City, he focuses on the biggest political trends, voter actions, and major campaigns across the state.
- Bill Burrowis based in Atlanta and covers Georgia politics at the forefront of some of the biggest political stories.
- Tom Beaumontbased in Des Moines, covers Iowa and Midwest politics, focusing on the House campaign and the beginning of the 2024 caucuses.
- Sarah Burnettis based in Chicago and covers the gubernatorial election and the intersection of gender and politics.
- Christina A. Cassidybased in Atlanta, covers how elections are administered across the United States
- Jill Corvinis based in New York and covers former President Donald Trump and the Republican Party.
- Jonathan J. CooperBased in Phoenix, it covers the rapidly changing politics of Arizona and the Southwest.
- Gary Fieldsbased in Washington, covers challenges to democracy and focuses on those who are left behind and disaffected.
- Adriana Gomez RicconBased in Miami, covering the political influence of Latino voters.
- Meg Kinnairdis based in Columbia, South Carolina and covers breaking news, the South, and the 2024 Republican presidential primary.
- Michelle Priceis based in New York and focuses on politicians from the largest US metropolis.
- Nick Riccardibased in Denver, covers emerging threats to democracy, including new rules and tactics that make voting harder.
- Brian SlodiscoBased in Washington, covering influence, money and politics.
- Will WeissertBased in Washington, it covers Democratic politics, including efforts to keep Congress and the new 2024 campaign.
With its reporting expertise and strategic locations across the United States, the team is in a strong position to cover upcoming elections in a fast and sophisticated manner. And this is just the beginning. We also posted his two-year reporting position as a journalist covering vote access and racing in the United States. We will continue to spend the next few months building our team and coverage.
Washington Bureau Deputy Director Stephen Sloan, Democracy News Editor Tom Burdin, and Deputy Political Editor Ashley Thomas lead this expanded team that provides a comprehensive view of U.S. politics, elections, and democracy. I am in charge of news reporting. Staff in Washington and bureaus nationwide.
At a time when the United States is at a political crossroads, we are pleased to dedicate more resources to this critical reporting that is central to AP’s mission. Please congratulate the journalists who are on the front lines of this effort.
Learn more about AP’s role in elections.