The appointment was announced Thursday by
McCrudden, 43, will continue to be based at AP's global video headquarters in
"Derl is one of the smartest journalists in the business, a proven leader whose calm demeanor and steely determination mark him out as a natural for this role," MacIntyre said. "Derl brings a vast amount of experience, both in managerial roles and in running big stories in the field. That experience directly translates into not only understanding, but anticipating the needs of AP's customers."
For the past 20 years, McCrudden has helped lead coverage of some of the world's biggest news events, including the war in
He joined AP in 2010 from
AP also announced other video leadership changes on Thursday:
—Denise Vance, deputy director of U.S. video, will become head of U.S. video and radio, continuing to oversee video and audio newsgathering and production in
—Vaughn Morrison, a former CNN and Fox executive, was recently named to be head of U.S. video production.
—Debora Gorbutt, head of video content development, will also take on oversight of AP Middle East Extra, a new video service offering unique video content centered on the news that matters most to that region.
"AP's video customers are going to be immensely well-served by these changes," MacIntyre said. "This editorial leadership team combines decades of knowledge of the needs of broadcasters and digital players with a passion to win on accuracy, speed and innovation."
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