Mark Davies appointed to AP Nerve Center

May 22, 2014
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Mark Davies (AP photo/Santos Chaparro)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Davies, a veteran print and broadcast journalist in Australia and the United States, has been appointed a global news manager for The Associated Press, Senior Managing Editor Michael Oreskes announced Thursday.

Davies will serve on the AP's Nerve Center, which coordinates the news organization's worldwide coverage, as global news manager during evening hours in the United States. He will be based in New York.

"He will be pushing to make sure we close out the day strongly for US broadcasters and newspapers, while also making sure we have the strongest possible report for those peak morning audience times in broadcast and digital across Asia, Europe and the Americas," Oreskes said.

Davies, 48, covered police and courts for two newspapers in his native Australia. He then worked as an on-air television reporter in Adelaide before spending five years at Reuters Television. He was the foreign editor, the political producer and a senior producer on the evening news at Australia's Seven network.

He joined AP in 2004 to help launch AP Direct, the first live and rolling video news service for broadcasters, and went on to play a major role in establishing the AP's cross-format newsroom in London.

Over the past nine years, Davies has served as editor of the day and then deputy director of international news for AP Television.

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