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Jim Clarke Named K.C. News Editor

August 15, 2002

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Jim Clarke, news editor for The Associated Press in Salt Lake City since 1999, has been named news editor in Kansas City.

The appointment was announced Thursday by Kansas City Chief of Bureau Paul Stevens.

Clarke succeeds Kent Zimmerman as news editor for Kansas and Missouri. Zimmerman retired July 1, concluding a 35-year career with the AP.

Clarke, 37, worked for the Westerly (R.I.) Sun, the Fairfax (Va.) Journal and The Energy Daily in Washington, D.C., before joining the AP in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1993. He transferred to the Columbia, S.C., bureau in 1993 before returning to Anchorage in 1995.

In Salt Lake City, Clarke helped supervise coverage of the 2002 Winter Olympics and the recent Elizabeth Smart abduction story.

Clarke is a native of West Warwick, R.I., and a 1987 journalism graduate of George Washington University. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1990.

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