MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Longtime Associated Press staffer Wilson Ring has been appointed supervisory correspondent in the cooperative's Montpelier, Vt., bureau.
The appointment was announced Thursday by Karen Testa, editor for the AP's East region, and Cara Rubinsky, news editor for New England.
Since September, Ring has been acting supervisory correspondent, helping lead the Montpelier staff through coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. The staff's Irene work recently earned a Charles Rowe Award for distinguished state reporting from the Associated Press Managing Editors association.
Ring, a Vermont native, has covered military issues, crime, the outdoors, and the U.S.-Canadian border since joining the AP in Montpelier in 1992. He has also been a breaking news supervisor. He spent time in the Peace Corps and as a freelance reporter in Central America after graduating from Bates College.
Ring succeeds correspondent John Curran, who died unexpectedly in September.
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