Shinkle promoted to AP’s deputy biz editor
Kevin Shinkle, an assistant business editor who joined The Associated Press at the height of the financial crisis in 2008 and has directed AP’s coverage of the financial markets since then, has been promoted to deputy business editor.
The appointment was announced Thursday by business editor Hal Ritter.
An AP story states, “In his new role, Shinkle will shape the daily business report and work with the department’s assistant business editors to deliver even more exclusives and ambitious enterprise stories.
“‘Kevin Shinkle has been a superb editor and a dynamic leader during his initial years in Business News,’ Ritter said. ‘As deputy, he will be able to apply his skills to the operation and management of the entire department.’
“Before joining the AP in November 2008, Shinkle, 45, was business editor of The Star-Ledger in Newark. He joined the newspaper in 2000 as deputy business editor. Before that, he was a reporter for Bloomberg News for seven years and The Tampa Tribune for three years. He also worked for The Chapel Hill Newspaper in North Carolina.
“While at The Star-Ledger, the business section was honored five times by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in its Best in Business contest.”
Read more here. DISCLOSURE: I worked with Shinkle at the Tampa paper and at Bloomberg News.