Kathleen Carroll, the executive editor and a senior vice president of the Associated Press (AP), has been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board.
Carroll has served as executive editor for AP since 2002 and as senior vice president since September 2003. Before joining the news organization 25 years ago, she studied journalism at the University of Texas at Arlington and worked as a reporter for The Dallas Morning News.
The Dallas bureau of AP first hired Carroll in 1978. She quickly rose through the ranks, being promoted to news editor of the Newark , N.J. , bureau in 1981; in 1982, she became city editor and then assistant chief of the Los Angeles bureau.
For the next several years, Carroll worked first as a business editor for The International Herald Tribune in Paris and then as an editor for the San Jose Mercury News.
She returned to AP for a time in 1990 as a Washington , D.C. , bureau news editor until Knight Ridder hired her as Washington bureau news editor in 1996. She became Knight Ridder's Washington bureau chief in 1999, supervising both Washington and overseas coverage for the newspaper group. During that time, Knight Ridder reporters won a 2001 George Polk Award for international reporting.
Carroll has been a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors since 1996 and has served on its Readership and Craft Development Committees. She also is a member of the Associated Press Managing Editors' Board of Directors and the APME board's executive committee.
She joins the Pulitzer Board in the 88th year of the awards. The 2004 Pulitzer Prizes will be announced on April 5 and presented on May 24 at Columbia University . Columbia awards the prizes after their determination by the Pulitzer board. Members of the board serve a maximum of nine years.