NEWARK, N.J. (AP) _ David Wilkison, Associated Press correspondent in Morgantown, W.Va., has been named correspondent in charge of the news cooperative's Newark bureau.

The appointment was announced Wednesday by New Jersey Chief of Bureau Mark Mittelstadt.

Wilkison, 29, joined the AP in 1988 in Charleston, W.Va., and was named Morgantown correspondent in 1992.

He is a native of Dayton, Ohio, and a graduate of the University of West Virginia.