Associated Press names editor and agriculture reporter M.L. Johnson as Milwaukee correspondent

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An editor who helps direct coverage of agriculture at The Associated Press and supervises the cooperative's report in several states each weekend has been named Milwaukee correspondent.

The appointment of Michelle L. Johnson was announced Wednesday. She begins April 1.

As correspondent, Johnson will work to craft the AP's state report in Wisconsin while also working as a reporter focused on agriculture.

For the past three years, Johnson has served as an editor and the weekend supervisor at the AP's regional editing desk in Chicago. In that role, she also helped direct AP's coverage of agriculture and food.

The 43-year-old Johnson holds degrees from Indiana University, Stanford University and the University of Washington.