Zezima named AP correspondent in Newark, NJ

June 19, 2012
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Katie Zezima, a former Boston-based reporter for The New York Times, has been named supervisory correspondent for The Associated Press in Newark.

The appointment was announced Tuesday by Karen Testa, the news cooperative's East region editor, and Larry Rosenthal, the news editor for New Jersey.

"Katie is an innovative, energetic journalist with a careful eye for the details that matter. We look forward to having her work make a great impact in the highly competitive New York metropolitan market," Testa said.

Zezima will oversee two other news staffers in the AP's northern New Jersey office as she focuses on politics and enterprise reporting.

As a Times reporter from 2002 to 2011, Zezima covered many of the biggest stories in New England.

She reported on the Catholic church's sex abuse scandal, the 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 and the death of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy. She also wrote a series of stories about prescription drug abuse in New England.

Most recently she was one of 18 journalists chosen to spend the academic year at the University of Michigan as a Knight-Wallace journalism fellow.

Zezima is a 2002 graduate of Boston University.

She will join the AP at the end of July.

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