Karl Ritter to be AP’s Southern Europe News Director

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Karl Ritter has been named news director for The Associated Press in southern Europe. He will take up the role mid-January and be based in Rome, where he will oversee coverage of Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Malta and Cyprus. He is currently the bureau chief in Stockholm for the AP, overseeing coverage of the Nordic and Baltic countries, and leading coverage on climate change as a reporter. He joined the AP in 2000 as an intern in the Rome bureau, became a staff reporter in Stockholm and transferred to London in 2004 as an editor for the newly created Europe and Africa desk. Follow The Associated Press on Twitter.

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