New AP Assignment for W&L Alum

John Dahlburg, Class of 1975, Washington and Lee University

John Dahlburg '75 (Sun Sentinel photo by Ginny Dixon)

Only a few months after being part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative team at the Sun Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Washington and Lee alumnus John Dahlburg, of the Class of 1975, has been named the Benelux news editor for the Associated Press.

It's another impressive stop in John's career and takes him abroad again. He was previously posted in Paris, Moscow and New Delhi.

This latest move will mean that John is based in Brussels and leads the AP coverage for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, including the institutions based there — the European Union, NATO and the international criminal tribunals at The Hague. He'll also help lead investigative reporting across Europe.

In its announcement of the appointment, AP's Europe editor, Niko Price, said: "We're looking forward to bringing John's experience driving hard-hitting investigations to a European stage."

John worked for the AP from 1981 to 1990 in Paris, New York, Moscow and Miami. He moved to the Los Angeles Times from 1990 to 2006. With the Times, he won both a George Polk Award for Environmental Reporting and the Overseas Press Club's Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper or wire service reporting. The Pulitzer in Fort Lauderdale was for a series about speeding by off-duty police officers.

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