By The Associated Press
RICHMOND, Va. — The Associated Press has named Steve McMillan, a seasoned editor who has overseen such coverage as the foreclosure and financial meltdown and the buyout of Qwest Communications, news editor for Virginia and West Virginia.
The appointment was announced Wednesday by South Regional Editor Lisa Marie Pane.
“Steve is a top-notch journalist who has a track record for helping reporters navigate complicated issues and capturing big stories for a broad audience,” Pane said. “We’re looking forward to having a journalist of his caliber join the AP to oversee all the fascinating stories from this part of the world — from the coal industry and politics to Big Tobacco.”
McMillan, 56, is joining the AP from The Denver Post, where he has worked for 16 years as a writer and editor, including a 4 1/2-year stint as business editor. Most recently, he has been the public policy/digital publications editor, overseeing a team of reporters covering education, immigration and general assignment, as well as The Post’s eBook initiative. Besides the foreclosure and financial meltdown, and the buyout of Qwest Communications, McMillan also oversaw coverage involving the business side of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Before joining the Post in 1997, McMillan was the business editor and an assistant city editor at the Albuquerque Journal.
McMillan will be based in Richmond and will oversee reporters in Virginia and West Virginia.
He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from the University of Iowa.