AP names Dustin Weaver as Congress news editor

May 24, 2018 - 6:59 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has named Dustin Weaver as news editor overseeing coverage of Congress, a key leadership role in AP's Washington bureau.

AP Washington bureau chief Julie Pace announced Weaver's appointment. Pace says Weaver is a "smart and savvy editor" and has a "deep understanding of how Washington works."

Weaver joins the AP from The Hill, where he has served as news editor overseeing the paper's print and digital coverage of Congress, the White House and other Washington beats. Weaver previously served as The Hill's business and lobbying editor. He has also held editing positions at The Washington Post Express and The Washington Examiner.