DENVER (AP) — The Associated Press has named Rockies region news editor Jim Anderson as its new Statehouse reporter in Denver, covering the Legislature, politics and government for Colorado.
The appointment was announced Monday by West Editor Traci Carl, who oversees news for 13 states west of the Rockies.
Anderson has served as news editor in Denver since 2007, supervising the AP report in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming. He coordinated coverage of the Colorado movie theater shootings and the trial of the gunman, the devastating Colorado floods of 2013, wildfires and elections. He also helped cover earthquakes in 2010 in Haiti and Chile as well as Mexico's swine flu epidemic, and served reporting stints in Cuba and Venezuela.
Anderson joined the AP in Mexico City and served as a reporter in Los Angeles, an editor on the International Desk in New York, Caribbean correspondent based in Puerto Rico and bureau chief in Venezuela, where he covered the coup that briefly ousted then-President Hugo Chavez.
He also served as an assistant city editor at The Miami Herald, responsible for an urban affairs reporting team in metropolitan Miami.
"Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Denver Statehouse," Carl said. "He loves covering government and politics and is excited about getting back to reporting."