Larry Gerber Named Assistant Chief of Bureau in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Larry Gerber, the AP’s chief of Nordic services in Stockholm, has been named assistant chief of bureau for news in Los Angeles.
The appointment was announced Wednesday by Los Angeles Chief of Bureau Andy Lippman.
Gerber, 42, joined the AP in Spokane, Wash., in 1976 and transferred to the World Services desk in New York the following year. He also worked on the Foreign Desk before transferring to Bonn, West Germany, in 1980.
Gerber was named chief of bureau in Vienna in 1982 and in 1986 assumed the Stockholm post, where he has directed AP’s operations in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.
He is a native of Cherokee, Okla., and a graduate of East Central State University in his home state. He worked for the Woodward Daily Press in Woodward, Okla., and radio station KVMT in Vail, Colo., before joining the AP.
In Los Angeles he succeeds Paul Simon, who recently was named chief of bureau in Omaha, Neb.