NEW YORK, N.Y. – Evan Berland, a senior Associated Press editor and manager, has been appointed AP’s global news manager for weekends.
Berland will oversee AP weekend operations in all formats. He will be based at the news co-operative’s Nerve Center in New York, working before the weekend to plan weekend coverage and then leading it on Saturdays and Sunday.
He will be the gatekeeper on standards issues during the weekend and also help develop consumer outreach and analytics.
Berland’s appointment was announced Thursday by Senior Managing Editor Mike Oreskes.
“Evan Berland is a proven leader of major news coverage,” Oreskes said. “He will bring those skills to bear on one of our crucial challenges: creating a report for the weekends that is as strong as the rest of the week whether we have big spot news or not.”
A 14-year AP veteran, Berland has been deputy editor for the eastern United States since 2011. Based in Philadelphia, he played a leading role in coverage of the Sandy Hook school shooting, the Boston Marathon bombing and Superstorm Sandy.
He recently has been serving temporarily as weekend global manager, working on coverage of the Gaza war, the Ukraine crisis, the Islamic State group and Ebola outbreak.
Berland, 44, previously was AP news editor in South Carolina and North Carolina, day supervisor in Trenton, New Jersey and a newsman and chief political reporter in Hartford, Connecticut.
A graduate of Brandeis University, Berland also was a reporter at The Middlesex News in Framingham, Massachusetts.