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Elliot Spagat named San Diego correspondent for The Associated Press


NEW YORK -- Elliot Spagat has been named San Diego correspondent for The Associated Press. Southern California Chief of Bureau Anthony Marquez made the announcement Sept. 11.

Spagat joined the AP in 2003 in San Diego and has focused his reporting on border and immigration issues. He was named the bureauís acting correspondent in June 2006.

Previously, Spagat was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Dallas and for Dow Jones Newswires in Mexico City and New York. He also was a reporter for the Antelope Valley Press in Palmdale and began his journalism career reporting for various news organizations in Mexico and Central America.

Spagat is a graduate of Grinnell College in Iowa and a Chicago native.


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