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Randolph Picht, an assistant business ed

October 16, 1997

NEW YORK (AP) _ Randolph Picht, an assistant business editor for The Associated Press, has been named business editor.

The appointment was announced Wednesday by William E. Ahearn, AP vice president and executive editor.

Picht, 37, has been assistant business editor since 1992 when he was assigned, first in St. Louis and then in Kansas City, to consult with members on the content and technology of the AP’s SelectStocks service.

He joined the AP as a newsman in Albany in 1983 and was named correspondent in Rochester, N.Y., two years later. In 1989 the University of Missouri graduate was appointed correspondent in charge of the St. Louis bureau.

Picht, a native of Deer Park, N.Y., began his journalism career at the Enterprise-Journal in McComb, Miss.

He succeeds Rick Gladstone, who resigned to join The New York Times.

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