Fred Sweets, a photographer and photo editor in St. Louis, Los
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Fred Sweets, a photographer and photo editor in St. Louis, Los Angeles and Washington, has been named assistant chief of bureau/photos for The Associated Press.
Sweets will oversee photo coverage in the AP’s largest bureau, where he has been Washington photo supervisor since joining the news cooperative in 1995. The appointment was announced Tuesday by Washington Chief of Bureau Jonathan Wolman.
Sweets succeeds Robert Daugherty, who was named director of the AP’s new State Photo Center in Washington.
Sweets, 49, joined the AP in 1995. He previously was a staff photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and for The Washington Post, where he also was assistant photo editor. He became senior photo editor for the Los Angeles Times, directing domestic and international photo coverage.
Sweets grew up in St. Louis, where his father was publisher of the St. Louis American weekly newspaper.