A veteran news leader and innovative newsroom manager for The Associated Press has been named news editor for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Larry Rosenthal will be based in Philadelphia and have primary responsibility for leading pursuit of breaking news and developing enterprise across formats in Pennsylvania. He'll also work closely with the New Jersey news editor to ensure both states have competitive and creative coverage.

His appointment was announced Monday by Karen Testa, AP editor for the East region of the United States.

Rosenthal has been New Jersey news editor for the past three years. He joined the AP in Baltimore in 1981 and has served as news editor for AP in Connecticut, editor for Pennsylvania and editor for the East region.

He is a native of Waterville, Maine.