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Working to inform the world in 250 locations worldwide.

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From New York to London, from Beirut to Bangkok, our teams around the world strive for excellence, inside and outside the newsroom.

Our journalists go to great lengths, often overcoming tremendous obstacles, to report the news quickly, accurately and honestly, with the utmost attention paid to AP’s high standards.

Outside the newsroom, our teams provide outstanding service, with a focus on customer care, ensuring AP meets the needs of our diverse client base.


As an independent, not-for-profit news cooperative, our U.S. newspaper members elect a board of directors to provide corporate direction according to AP bylaws.

Within AP, the senior managers who oversee our essential operations make up The Associated Press Management Committee. The APMC meets regularly to make policy and business decisions that keep us at the forefront of accurate and trustworthy global journalism.

AP Management Committee

Daisy Veerasingham

Daisy Veerasingham


Chief Executive Officer

Jessica Bruce

Jessica Bruce

Senior Vice President

Human Resources & Corporate Communications

Ken Dale

Ken Dale

Senior Vice President

Chief Financial Officer

Gianluca D’Aniello

Gianluca D’Aniello

Senior Vice President

Chief Technology Officer

Kristin Heitmann

Kristin Heitmann

Senior Vice President

Chief Revenue Officer

Karen Kaiser

Karen Kaiser

Senior Vice President

General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Julie Pace

Julie Pace

Senior Vice President

Executive Editor

AP Board of Directors


Gracia C. Martore

AP Board Chair

Arlington, Virginia

AP board of directors

William Lewis

CEO, The Washington Post

London, England


Maha Abouelenein

CEO and Founder, Digital and Savvy


Mark Adams

President and CEO, Adams Publishing Group

Minneapolis, Minnesota


Emily L. Barr

Cape Elizabeth, Maine

AP board of directors

Kirk Davis

CEO, Harte Hanks Inc.

Boston, Massachusetts

AP board of directors

Lisa M. DeSisto

CEO, Maine Trust for Local News

Portland, Maine

AP board of directors

Kevin D. Mowbray

President and CEO, Lee Enterprises

Davenport, Iowa


Michael Newhouse

Director and Senior Executive Officer, Advance/Newhouse Companies

New York, New York

AP board of directors

Mi-Ai Parrish

Professor Arizona State University President and CEO, MAP Strategies Group

Phoenix, Arizona

AP board of directors

Maribel Perez Wadsworth

President and CEO, The Knight Foundation

McLean, Virginia



Visitors to our global headquarters in New York enter the newsroom by passing the Wall of Honor — a memorial to the 37 AP journalists who have died on assignment since we were founded in 1846.

Our journalists routinely cover perilous situations, from the war in Afghanistan to the front lines of the Ebola outbreak, putting themselves in danger on a daily basis to tell the world’s stories. Here we remember those who lost their lives while reporting the news.

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Our story

For over 175 years, we have been breaking news and covering the world’s biggest stories, always committed to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism. We were founded as an independent news cooperative and remain owned by our U.S. newspaper and broadcast members, steadfast in our mission to inform the world. From delivering the news via pony express in 1846 to working in virtual reality today, we are always innovating.

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AP Emergency Relief Fund

When conflict and disaster affect our staffers and their families, we do everything we can to help. In 2005, we established the AP Emergency Relief Fund, raising money to rebuild their homes, replace their destroyed belongings and move their families to safe places.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans and neighboring areas leaving a trail of destruction and chaos. As our local staffers provided round-the-clock coverage, many of them suffered — their homes destroyed or damaged and relatives rendered homeless. Hearing of their hardships, colleagues around the AP world asked how they could help.

Those heartfelt offers led to the establishment of The Associated Press Emergency Relief Fund, an independent 501(c)(3), which in the years since has provided quick cash relief to staffers and their families who have been adversely affected by conflict or natural disasters — beyond insurance or the assistance that AP offers.

In the decade since Katrina, the fund has distributed nearly 50 grants totaling over $250,000 — all thanks to the generosity of fellow AP colleagues and others who revere AP.

The fund has helped rebuild houses for staffers in Myanmar after a devastating cyclone, repair and replace cars for staff in Baghdad whose vehicles were destroyed by bombs and provide rental assistance for several people in our New York headquarters after Hurricane Sandy. In one instance, after the Taliban invaded a region of Afghanistan and threatened residents, the fund provided money for a staffer there to move his family to safety. In 2020, grants went to staffers whose homes were significantly damaged by the port explosion in Beirut.

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In order to be ready to help the moment emergencies strike, the Fund relies on the generous and ongoing support of the extended AP community. Donations, which range from $10 to $100,000, and are tax deductible, can be made by check or credit card at any time throughout the year.

Donate by check
Within the U.S. and Canada, donations can be made by check, payable to AP Emergency Relief Fund; mail your check to AP Emergency Relief Fund, The Associated Press, 200 Liberty Street, NY, NY 10281, and be sure to include your name, address and contact information. (Donations outside of the U.S. and Canada should be made online by credit or debit card.)

Relief Fund Board
On behalf of the AP staffers and families who receive aid in times of crisis, the AP Emergency Relief Fund Directors and Officers thank you.

Directors Officers
Karen Kaiser
SVP, general counsel and CCO
Karen Kaiser
SVP, general counsel and CCO
Hilda Auguste Senior
Global Director, HR
Hilda Auguste Senior
Acting Secretary
YK Chan
Vice President of Sales, Asia
Angela Villacis
Treasurer, corporate finance
Ken Dale
SVP, Chief Financial Officer
Susan Gilkey
Global Director, employee benefits

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