Associated Press international video chief Sandy MacIntyre has been promoted to also lead the news cooperative’s burgeoning video business in the United States.
MacIntyre, an AP vice president since 2010, will immediately assume the title of director of global video news, responsible for the newsgathering and production of 250 video journalists worldwide and 50 others who contribute to the video report.
As the top video news executive for AP, MacIntyre will oversee the video operation's two hubs, in Washington and London. In addition, he’ll be the lead liaison with AP’s video product owners and an important face of the AP with video customers around the globe.
His promotion was announced today by Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll.
“Sandy’s excellent leadership of the international video news operation is well known _ indeed, legendary,” Carroll said in a memo to staff. “He has been a force for competitive, compelling video news since he helped forge AP’s entry into television in 1994.”
For a decade prior, at UK broadcaster ITN, he ran daily foreign news coverage and spent considerable time in the world’s trouble spots, including the Mideast and the killing fields of the former Yugoslavia. He’s also directed coverage of six Olympic Games and six World Cups.
Most recently, as AP’s director of international video news, MacIntyre led the news portion of a sweeping, digital transformation that upgraded AP’s worldwide video production, newsgathering and distribution to high definition.
MacIntyre will also work to more closely align AP’s new U.S. video product with customer needs and streamline video production from the United States for a variety of products on several platforms.
A native of Scotland, MacIntyre studied journalism at Edinburgh Napier University and is an alumni of the prestigious Columbia Journalism School’s Punch Sulzberger Program for news media executives.