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Michael D. Silverman, an editor and repo

August 21, 2000

NEW YORK (AP) _ Michael D. Silverman, an editor and reporter for The Associated Press for nearly 30 years, has been promoted to managing editor.

He has been deputy managing editor since 1992.

The appointment was announced Monday by Jonathan Wolman, vice president and executive editor of the AP.

As managing editor, Silverman will direct AP’s day-to-day news report, supervising the news cooperative’s editorial departments. Silverman succeeds Wolman, who was promoted to executive editor in May.

``Mike brings a wealth of experience and a wide range of interests to his new position,″ Wolman said. ``At a time of change in news delivery and formats, we are committed to providing our members with the most accurate, authoritative and imaginative news report from across the country and around the world.″

Silverman, 56, joined the AP in 1971 in San Francisco, where he helped cover such stories as the Patricia Hearst kidnapping and trial. He joined the national editing desk in New York in 1976 and was named assistant managing editor in 1989.

As assistant managing editor and later deputy, Silverman directed AP’s national news report.

He has helped cover more than a dozen space shuttle flights, the last two Winter Olympics, and every national political convention since 1984. He planned state-level elections coverage for AP’s national and world wires.

Silverman is a native of Chicago and has degrees from the University of Chicago and Stanford University.

Founded in 1848, The Associated Press is the world’s oldest and largest newsgathering organization, a not-for-profit cooperative serving more than 15,000 news outlets worldwide with news, photos, graphics, audio and video.

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