AP Announces New Deputy Washington Bureau Chief


Michael Tackett is joining The Associated Press as deputy Washington bureau chief.

In a memo to staff, Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace announced Tackett’s hiring, writing: “He’s covered six presidential campaigns — and just as importantly — mentored countless journalists across Washington. He cares deeply about asking the big questions about American politics and telling the story of presidential campaigns not just from Washington, but from the places that ultimately decide elections.”

Prior to joining the AP, Tackett served as a political reporter and deputy Washington editor at the New York Times. He also worked at Bloomberg News and the Chicago Tribune as well.

He’ll direct coverage of the White House, Congress and politics at the AP.