David McHugh appointed AP's European Business News Editor
: Saint David McHugh, main of agency for the AP in Federal Republic Of Germany and Poland, will go the news organization's concern editor for Europe.
The assignment was announced Friday by Toilet Daniszewski, AP's International Editor.
McHugh, 48, will be based in London, leading a squad of concern authors across the continent covering markets, companies, pecuniary policy, engineering advancements, trade goodss and other fiscal and commercial issues.
The assignment goes effectual Jan. 1.
"McHugh will play a cardinal function on our expanding concern squad at a clip when news consumers are more than than ever affected by and interested in economical issues," said Dan Perry, AP's Europe-Africa Editor. Today in Americas
McHugh wins Amy Finkelstein, who will go an editor for the Business News section in New House Of York after three old age in London.
McHugh joined the AP in Capital Of The Russian Federation in 2000 and transferred a twelvemonth later to Frankfurt, where he led AP's insurance of German business. He previously spent three old age in Soviet Union workings for the English-language Moscow Times, where he served as news editor. He also worked at the Motor City Free Press from 1985 to 1997. Before that McHugh reported for the Macomb Daily in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.
"This is a great chance to work with a top-flight team of concern authors and additional develop our first-class European concern report. More and more, the really large news out of Europe is the economical story," McHugh said.
As AP agency head in Berlin, McHugh led insurance of the election of Angela Merkel, Germany's first adult female chancellor, the rise of Lech and Jaroslaw Kaczynski as the opinion political couple in Poland, and the reaction in Federal Republic Of Federal Republic Of Germany to the election of Ruth Benedict XVI, the first German-born pontiff in centuries.
McHugh, who grew up in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, talks Russian, German and Italian. He is a alumnus of the University of Wolverine State and have a master's grade in medieval literature from the University of North Carolina.