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Gary Pruitt

Gary Pruitt

President and CEO, The Associated Press, USA

Gary Pruitt became President and CEO of the Associated Press in July 2012. He had also served three terms on the AP board of directors, including as Vice Chairman.

Under his leadership, AP has continued its long legacy of fighting for freedom of the press and the public right to know.

Pruitt was named to receive the First Amendment Award from the Radio Television Digital News Foundation this year and was also chosen to receive the 2014 Constitution Champion Award for his work defending the First Amendment.