NEW YORK (AP) _ Bryan Brumley, a technology writer based in London for The Associated Press and a veteran correspondent and editor, has been named chief of bureau in Portland, Ore.

The appointment was announced Thursday by President and CEO Louis D. Boccardi.

Brumley joined the AP in Washington in 1977 and moved to the International Desk in New York two years later. He worked overseas from 1980 to 1984, assigned to Tokyo, Moscow and Warsaw.

Brumley then returned to the United States, working in New York and Washington before his promotion to chief of bureau in Moscow in 1990. He transferred to London in 1994, first as assistant international editor based at the headquarters of AP's international television arm, and then covering technology.

A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Brumley, 49, earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and master's degrees from Georgetown University and the London Business School. He won a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 1993 and AP's Gramling Fellowship in 1998.

Brumley succeeds Elaine Hooker, who has been named bureau chief in Hartford, Conn.