David Meeks

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David Meeks (born c. 1963 in Huntsville, Madison County) is an assistant managing editor for the Associated Press.

Meeks was born in Huntsville, but grew up in Troy, Michigan, graduating from the University of Michigan. He worked for a while as a disc jockey before beginning a career in reporting that including several small papers and The Birmingham News. He went on to become a features columnist for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and moved to the New Orleans Times-Picayune as a suburban editor.

With the Times-Picayune, Meeks later worked as bureau chief and sports editor. While at the sports desk, he led a group of reporters that remained in the city of New Orleans in the weeks following Hurricane Katrina. The reporting done by that group won Pulitzer Prizes for breaking news and public service. He was promoted to city editor afterward and served as senior editor for another series that was a Pulitzer finalist, a cliffhanger-style profile of two New Orleans Police detectives investigating a homicide.

After leaving the Times-Picayune Meeks served as an assistant sports editor for the Associated Press and was responsible for the service's social networking efforts during the Vancouver Winter Olympics. He was promoted to assistant managing editor for the AP News Center in New York, New York in 2010.

References

  • "David Meeks named as AP assistant managing editor" (March 29, 2010) Associated Press