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AP names Susannah George as intelligence reporter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press on Monday announced that award-winning journalist Susannah George will join its Washington bureau to cover U.S. intelligence agencies and national security.

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Susannah George. (Courtesy: Ivor Prickett)

The appointment was announced by Julie Pace, AP’s Washington bureau chief.

“Susannah is a dogged reporter with a track record of producing standout journalism on complex issues,” Pace said. “In her new role as an intelligence reporter, she will be an integral part of our Washington-based national security team.”

George, 33, joined the AP in 2015 and has led coverage from the Baghdad bureau. She was a member of the team of journalists who won the Overseas Press Club awards this year for coverage of the Islamic State and the fight for Mosul. Her Mosul coverage was also part of a larger body of work named as a Pulitzer Prize finalist this year.

George is also a 2018 Livingston Award finalist for international reporting.

George has spent much of her career overseas, covering conflict in Gaza, the NATO bombing campaign in Libya and uprisings in Egypt. She began her career in the U.S. as a producer for National Public Radio, covering elections, natural disasters and gun violence.

A native of Connecticut, George grew up in the Middle East between Gaza, Ramallah and Jerusalem.


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