MIAMI (AP) _ Adam Yeomans, news editor in the Miami bureau of The Associated Press, has been promoted to the new position of assistant chief of bureau for Florida.

The appointment was announced today by Miami's chief of bureau, Kevin Walsh.

Yeomans, 37, joined the AP in Tallahassee in 1993 after working for Reuters and The Orlando Sentinel. He became news editor in Miami in June 1996.

A native of Fort Myers, Yeomans is a graduate of the University of Florida.