Veteran journalist Julie Wright named news editor for The Associated Press in Missouri, Kansas

Veteran journalist Julie Wright has been named news editor for The Associated Press in Missouri and Kansas.

The appointment was announced Thursday by AP Central Regional Editor Tom Berman.

Wright has held senior newsroom management positions in Kansas, Alaska, Minnesota and Tennessee over a three-decade journalism career. She will be based in Kansas City, Missouri, from where she will oversee the AP's reporting efforts throughout two states.

Wright most recently worked as managing editor of the Lawrence Journal-World, planning and editing news coverage for the print and digital editions as well as supervising other print and digital publications owned by The World Company, based in Lawrence, Kansas.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Wright has bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Missouri in Columbia.