Siddons Named AP’s European Sports Editor
NEW YORK (AP) _ Larry Siddons, deputy sports editor of The Associated Press, was named European sports editor today by Louis D. Boccardi, president and general manager of the news cooperative.
The appointment is effective Feb. 15.
In his new position in London, Siddons also will represent the AP on the press commission of the International Olympic Committee.
″The AP is responding to the need both internationally and in the United States for expanded sports coverage from Europe,″ Boccardi said. ″As deputy sports editor of the AP’s worldwide operations, Siddons has demonstrated the ability to handle those demands. He will both supplement existing coverage and develop new dimensions of AP sports operations in Europe.″
Siddons, 37, has been deputy sports editor since May. Before that, as assistant sports editor for three years, he helped supervise coverage of the 1984 Winter and Summer Olympics, as well as other special events such as the 1983 Pan American Games and the National Sports Festival.
He joined the AP in Baltimore in 1970 after working in radio news for WIP in Philadelphia and WASH in Washington. He was news editor for Maryland and Delaware for seven years before moving to New York in 1981 as a sports writer.