Johnson named AP’s news editor/photos for Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma

Friday, September 3, 2010

Johnson named Texas, Ark., Okla. photo editor

DALLAS — Kim Johnson, a photo supervisor with The Associated Press in Los Angeles, has been appointed News Editor/Photos for Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

The appointment was announced Friday by Director of Photography Santiago Lyon. Johnson will be based in Dallas.

“Kim brings a decade of AP experience to this role both as a photographer and supervisory photo editor,” Lyon said. “Her understanding of member needs and her excellent journalistic instincts will serve both the AP and the membership well in this position.”

Johnson began her career in 1990 as a staff photographer at The Wichita Eagle in Kansas where she covered regional sports and news. She joined The Times-Picayune in New Orleans in 1993 as a staff photographer covering the region as well as the first free elections in South Africa. In 1994, Kim joined the staff of The Sacramento Bee where she covered Northern California, professional sports and news features in Asia and Europe.

Johnson is a graduate of Santa Clara University who has completed post-graduate work at San Francisco State.

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