Ron Nixon

Vice President, News and Head of Investigations, Enterprise, Partnerships and Grants

Associated Press

Ron Nixon is Vice President for News, Investigations, Enterprise, Partnerships and Grants. He oversees the investigative and enterprise teams, as well as spearhead grant funding efforts and news partnerships. The investigative and enterprise teams are composed of reporters and editors based in the United States, France, China, Belgium, Nigeria, Lebanon, and Australia.

He also oversees efforts to develop original content through AP Productions, including podcasts, feature and documentary films and other programming.

Nixon most recently led AP’s global investigations team, spearheading numerous award-winning projects, including the investigation into abuses in the palm oil industry that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2020. He oversaw a 2019 investigation in collaboration with PBS Frontline that won a national News and Documentary Emmy for an in-depth look into the record-breaking numbers of migrant children in detention under President Trump. He received the inaugural 2021 News Leader of the Year award from the News Leaders Association.

Nixon joined the AP in 2019 from The New York Times Washington bureau, where he was homeland security correspondent, covering border and aviation security, immigration, cybercrime and cyber security, transnational crime, and violent extremism.

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