Nicole Mayer | Associated Press
In a memo to staff on Thursday, Global Entertainment and Lifestyle Editor Anthony McCartney announced the significant appointments.
We are delighted to have chosen Marika Sen as our new entertainment news editor based in New York. Mallika has held several roles at AP, most recently at her regional desk in the East, where she has handled a number of important breaking news stories. Marika had previously worked the night shift in the United States, where she frequently turned in entertainment copies. Others have even created stories with her.
This is an important step forward for the division. Not only does this take the heavy editing burden off us over the past two years, but it also allows us to more consistently optimize our stories to perform well online and socially.
Her role goes beyond writing, working with our video and photography teams to create stories and cover numerous NY events including many of our biggest events like the Met Gala, Tony Awards, Fashion Weeks and more. to plan
Please congratulate Marika as we start together on October 3rd.