John Brewer, LA Bureau Chief, Named to NY Membership Post
NEW YORK (AP) _ John C. Brewer, Associated Press Chief of Bureau in Los Angeles, has been named a general executive in the AP’s newspaper membership department.
Brewer, 38, was appointed to the post at AP’s New York headquarters by Louis D. Boccardi, president of the news cooperative.
The AP, the world’s oldest and largest newsgathering organization, is a not-for-profit membership cooperative of newspapers and broadcast stations. Brewer’s new responsibilities will include marketing AP’s news and photo services to U.S. newspapers.
Brewer joined the AP at Los Angeles in 1969 and was named news editor there in 1974. He was appointed assistant chief of bureau in Seattle in 1975 and became chief of bureau there the next year.
He returned in 1982 to Los Angeles, where he was responsible for AP operations in southern California and southern Nevada.
Brewer is a native of Cincinnati and a graduate of California Polytechnic Institute-Pomona. He was a reporter-photographer for The Daily Report in Ontario, Calif., before joining the AP.