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MVJ Welcomes AP Vice President Ron Nixon to Board of Directors

By May 24, 2024June 4th, 2024Resources

May 23, 2024 — Military Veterans in Journalism is pleased to welcome Marine Corps veteran and AP leader Ron Nixon to its Board of Directors. With his deep experience as a journalist, news leader, military veteran and uplifter of media diversity, Nixon takes on this new role ready to guide MVJ in service of its membership.

Ron Nixon is Vice President, News and Head of Investigations, Enterprise, Partnerships and Grants at the Associated Press. In his role, he helps guide the AP’s enterprise and investigations teams and creates more external opportunities to expand the AP’s reach and gain new sources of funding. Nixon joined the AP in 2019 after 14 years covering homeland security for the New York Times and served as the Global Investigations Editor before taking on his current role in late 2022.

“It’s an honor to be joining the Board of Directors of Military Veterans in Journalism,” said Nixon of the announcement. “I’ve supported MVJ’s work and been a member of its community for some time, and I’m looking forward to guiding the organization in support of veterans working in the news and seeking opportunities to do so.”

Nixon is a co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society, a professional association that works to increase the ranks, retention and profile of investigative reporters and editors of color. In 2021, he was selected as the News Leaders Association’s News Leader of the Year. Then, in 2022, Nixon was selected as one of Military Veterans in Journalism’s Top Ten Veterans in Journalism.

“MVJ is honored to welcome Ron to our Board of Directors,” said Zack Baddorf, MVJ’s Executive Director. “For the past three years, his advice on strategy and fundraising has helped me grow as a nonprofit leader, and I’m grateful for his guidance. His unparalleled dedication to amplifying underrepresented voices and driving tangible change aligns perfectly with our mission at MVJ, and we believe Ron’s wealth of experience and advice will be incredibly helpful in steering our organization’s future.”

Military Veterans in Journalism extends a warm welcome to Ron Nixon as he joins the MVJ Board of Directors. We look forward to working alongside him to serve military veterans and spouses in the news media.