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Moore, AP West editor, named Milwaukee correspondent

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Greg Moore, an editor on The Associated Press’ West regional desk, has been named supervisory correspondent in the cooperative’s Milwaukee bureau.

Moore, 36, joined AP in 2011 on the West regional editing desk, where he has frequently handled top stories such as gay marriage, the health care overhaul, the resignation of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and the debate over childhood vaccines. Moore has also taken a lead role in shaping state government and political reporting in the region, including being a lead editor during the 2012 and 2014 elections and developing training for the region’s statehouse coverage.

The appointment was announced Wednesday by Doug Glass, AP’s news editor for Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.

“Greg has shown himself to be a strong newsman, with a keen eye for what makes a good story,” Glass said. “We’re excited to have him take on the challenge of shaping AP’s report in Milwaukee, including reporting on the city and region.”

Moore has served brief stints in the past year as AP’s interim news editor in Texas, Missouri/Kansas and Arizona/New Mexico. In 2013, he was a participant in AP’s Future Leaders program, working on a team that developed proposals to enhance AP’s training and internal communication.

Before joining AP, Moore spent six years at The Kansas City Star, where he held a variety of assignments on wire, sports and news desks. A native of Detroit and a graduate of Wayne State University, he began his journalism career as an editorial assistant at the Detroit Free Press.

He also worked as a copy editor and sports reporter at the Columbus (Georgia) Ledger-Enquirer and spent two months in 2009 in Kenya and Uganda as a reporter, assignment editor and mentor in the Alfred Friendly Press Partners fellowship program. Moore has also taught as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University’s Walker Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Moore starts in his new role in August.

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