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Larry Heinzerling

Associated Press

Larry spent more than 40 years with the Associated Press before retiring in 2009. He joined the AP in 1968 in Lagos, Nigeria, covering West Africa. In 1974, he became bureau chief in South Africa, where he reported on the Soweto student uprising, Mozambique’s independence and Angola’s civil war. He was later appointed bureau chief in Germany, directing news coverage of Central and Eastern Europe and AP’s German-language news services. He then transferred to New York, where he served as director of AP World Services, and was named deputy international editor in 2000. He is a contributing author of Breaking News: How the Associated Press Has Covered War, Peace and Everything Else, published in 2007.