AP names Chad Roedemeier director of State News and Member Choice products

Feb. 07, 2012
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NEW YORK -- Chad Roedemeier, the assistant chief of bureau for The Associated Press in New York, has been named the organization’s director of State News and Member Choice products.

As manager of one of AP’s largest product sets, Roedemeier will build on the AP’s position as the definitive source of state and local news for U.S. newspapers and broadcasters. He will be responsible for managing and developing new market opportunities for a $100 million-plus product portfolio.

The appointment was announced by AP Vice President for U.S. Newspaper Markets Kate Lee Butler.

Chad Roedemeier 
“Chad brings to this new job a record of developing new business, a strong background in news, deft skills in managing complex situations and a knack with people. He is driven to make sure AP succeeds amid rapid change in the local news environment,’’ Butler said.

In his new role, Roedemeier will be responsible for continually adjusting and strengthening AP services in response to newspaper, broadcast and digital customer needs.

"Chad is a fine newsman whose varied experience at the AP has given him a solid understanding of our news reports and of our members' and customers' needs, both of which will serve him well in this new job," said Kristin Gazlay, the AP vice president and managing editor who oversees State News.

Launched in 2009, Member Choice is the content and licensing program for AP’s member newspapers. It gives newspapers flexible, customized content to innovate across news consumption platforms in ways that increase readership and revenues.

Roedemeier graduated from the University of Virginia. He joined the AP in 1999 as a reporter in the Atlanta bureau. He covered the Georgia legislature in 2001 before being named the regular day supervisor. In 2003, he was named the AP’s news editor in Tennessee, where he managed the state news report. Since 2008, he has been assistant chief of bureau for New York.

Before joining the AP, Roedemeier worked as a reporter and editor at The Daily Citizen-News in Dalton, Ga., and at a weekly newspaper, The Advance-Progress, in Vidalia, Ga. He grew up in Paducah, Ky., where his father was a news anchor at WPSD-TV.

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