LONDON (AP) -- The Associated Press on Monday promoted Vice President Sandy MacIntyre, AP's international video chief, to lead the cooperative's global video news operation, including in the United States.
MacIntyre, an AP vice president since 2010, will immediately assume the title of director of global video news, responsible for the newsgathering and production of 250 video journalists worldwide and 50 others who contribute to the video report.
As the AP's top video news executive, MacIntyre will oversee AP's two video hubs in Washington and London and will liaise with AP video customers around the globe. His promotion was announced by Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll.
"Sandy's excellent leadership of the international video news operation is well known — indeed, legendary," Carroll said. "He has been a force for competitive, compelling video news since he helped forge AP's entry into television in 1994."
For a decade at U.K. broadcaster ITN, MacIntyre ran its daily foreign news coverage and spent considerable time in the world's hot spots, including the Mideast and the wars in the former Yugoslavia. He has also directed video coverage of six Olympic Games and six World Cups.
Most recently, as AP's director of international video news, MacIntyre led the news portion of a sweeping digital transformation that upgraded AP's worldwide video to high definition. MacIntyre, 50, will work to more closely align AP's new U.S. video product with customer needs and integrate AP's U.S. and international video production for a variety of products and platforms.
A native of Scotland, MacIntyre studied journalism at Edinburgh Napier University and is an alumni of Columbia Journalism School's Punch Sulzberger Program for news media executives.
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