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Dean Fosdick Named Chief of Bureau in Anchorage

December 11, 1985

NEW YORK (AP) _ Dean Fosdick, Associated Press correspondent in Juneau for two years, has been named chief of bureau for Alaska, AP President Louis D. Boccardi announced Wednesday.

Fosdick, 44, succeeds Hal Spencer, who resigned to become a political writer for the Anchorage Daily News. Fosdick will assume his new duties Feb. 1 and will be in charge of all AP news and business operations in Alaska, based in Anchorage.

Fosdick, a native of Owatonna, Minn., joined the AP at Nashville in 1978 after three years as a reporter for the Minneapolis Star. In 1982 he transferred to the General Desk in New York where he was an editor before he was assigned to Juneau in 1983.

Fosdick holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota and has worked as a magazine editor and public relations executive.

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