Lisa Gibbs, long-time SABEW member and award-winning business reporter, named new AP business editor

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By Paul Colford, Director of Media Relations, The Associated Press
NEW YORK – Lisa Gibbs, a former executive business editor at the Miami Herald and a senior writer at Money, has been appointed AP’s business editor.

Gibbs will oversee more than 65 business reporters and editors worldwide. She will be based in New York and start the job in late August.

“We are thrilled to have Lisa joining the AP team,” said Lou Ferrara, the managing editor who oversees business news. “Lisa brings passion and experience that will help AP as we continue to adjust to a changing marketplace with a voracious appetite for business news.”

At Money magazine, Gibbs was a three-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism and shared the honor with her colleagues in 2012 for a series on protecting aging parents’ money. Most recently, she has been the real estate section chief of the newly launched

Before joining Money in 2009, Gibbs, 48, was executive business editor at the Miami Herald. The Herald’s business section was honored twice by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers with its top award for general excellence during her five-year tenure. A native of Hollywood, Fla., she also has worked as the South Florida editor for Florida Trend magazine.

Gibbs graduated from the University of Miami with majors in journalism and economics. She previously served on the board of SABEW and now chairs its international committee.

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