Friday, July 28, 2017

Alex Sanz named AP deputy director of newsgathering for the U.S. South

Former KHOU 11 reporter Alex Sanz has been named the Associated Press' new deputy director of newsgathering for the U.S. South and will be based in Atlanta.

The position oversees breaking news and enterprise stories across all media formats in 13 states (Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia).

Now a former Houston TV reporter becoming management at the AP seems like an odd instance. But Sanz actually started his career as a reporter at the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale.

Since leaving KHOU in 2011, he worked at WPTV NewsChannel 5 in West Palm Beach. He then worked as an AP videojournalist.

"Alex is a veteran journalist who has covered some of the decade's most important stories, in video, text and photos," AP's news director for the U.S. South Ravi Nessman said in an AP article. "His proven ability to tell compelling stories regardless of the medium will be essential to the South region's transformation."

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