Jill Colvin, a supervision and politics contributor in New York who lonesome a administration of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a debate to attain him, has been allocated to a new position of New Jersey-based domestic author for The Associated Press.
The appointment was announced Tuesday by Karen Testa, a AP’s editor for a East segment of a U.S., and Larry Rosenthal, editor for Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
“Jill is an well-developed contributor who thrives in a rival marketplace with her ability to rise sources,” Testa said. “She’s a stubborn researcher and pointy spectator whose skills will go a prolonged approach in coverage of a domestic ambitions of Gov. Chris Christie and other vital domestic total in a region.”
Colvin, 29, has been a comparison domestic contributor during a New York Observer for a past year, stating on how Bill de Blasio built a winning debate for mayor and a early months of his administration.
She formerly worked for 3 years as a City Hall contributor for DNAinfo.com, where she helped build a startup’s code with assertive coverage of city politics and data-driven enterprise. She also worked as a freelance contributor for a New York Daily News.
In her new role, Colvin will work closely with AP’s inhabitant domestic group in Washington.
“The AP’s joining to supervision and domestic stating is unwavering,” pronounced David Scott, AP’s newly allocated domestic editor. “Having clever regionally focused writers with low believe of a inhabitant domestic stage will advantage not only a state reports though a AP’s inhabitant domestic coverage. I’m anxious Jill will shortly be in New Jersey to do only that.”
Colvin, a local of Toronto, has a master’s grade in broadcasting from Columbia University, where she also got her undergraduate degree, and a master’s in sociology from a London School of Economics and Political Science. She has been famous for her work with awards from a Newswomen’s Club of New York, a New York Press Club and a CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.