Executive Editor and Senior Vice President, Associated Press


Sally Buzbee is AP’s Executive Editor and Senior Vice President, taking that role in 2017 after serving for six years as the news organization’s Washington bureau chief.  

Buzbee, originally from Olathe, Kansas, joined the AP in 1988 as a reporter in Topeka. She moved to San Diego as the news agency's correspondent before relocating to the Washington bureau in 1995. Buzbee reported on education and politics in Washington, and was eventually promoted to assistant chief of bureau, responsible for overseeing coverage of foreign affairs and national security. 

For five years beginning in November 2004, Buzbee served as AP’s Middle East regional editor based in Cairo. In that position she led AP’s news coverage across media formats during the Iraq war, and managed personnel, logistics, budgets and security for AP’s Middle East region. Buzbee holds a journalism degree from the University of Kansas and a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University. 

As Washington bureau chief, Buzbee oversaw coverage of the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections, election of Donald Trump, the White House, Congress, the Pentagon and the bureau's polling and investigative teams. 

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