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Rik Stevens Named AP News Editor

July 23, 2001

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Rik Stevens, day supervisor for The Associated Press in Albany, has been promoted to news editor.

The appointment was announced Monday by Chief of Bureau Beth Grace. Stevens joined the AP in Albany in May of last year and was named day supervisor in September.

Stevens, 36, is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany. He was a reporter for The Daily Gazette of Schenectady for three years before joining the AP. He also spent seven years at The Saratogian in Saratoga Springs as a reporter, editorial page editor, assistant news editor and sports editor.

Stevens, 36, succeeds Dianne Henk, who is taking a leave of absence.

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