Associated Press national political editor Liz Sidoti is leaving the wire service for BP to serve as the energy company’s head of communications in the U.S., Jim Romenesko reports.
Romensko cited a memo from AP’s Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee to the D.C. editorial staff:
Liz has told us she’s interested in taking on a new challenge and developing business skills after 15 years as a reporter and editor with the AP.
Because her new employer is someone AP covers, she will no longer be involved in any reporting, editing or news management for AP, effective immediately.
Sidoti was welcomed to BP on Twitter by Geoff Morrell, senior vice president of U.S. communications and external affairs:
Thrilled to welcome Liz Sidoti to BP! Liz is a total pro & great addition to lead our Comms team. @lsidoti
— Geoff Morrell (@MorrellGeoff) December 16, 2013