The Associated Press has found a new leader.

The nonprofit, which delivers stories, photos and video to news outlets worldwide, has named named Gary Pruitt as the new CEO replacing Tom Curley, who steps down in August after 9 years at the post.

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Pruitt, 54, begins his new job in July; he was previously chairman and CEO of the McClatchy Company, which operates 30 newspapers around the country, and has sat on the AP's board of directors since 2003. He is also a former First Amendment lawyer

"You are in good hands," Curley, 63, wrote in a note to employees. Meanwhile, Pruitt told the Times: "AP is successfully transitioning as a digital force, and I think that will continue," he said. "It will be diversifying its revenue streams - geographically, with more international revenue, and also with more product offerings."

Pruitt is the 13th person to head the AP since its founding in 1846.

Curley sent a note to IAP employees on Thursday explaining that he plans to stay on until August so he can accompany Pruitt to the Summer Olympics in London.

The AP recently forged a deal with Billboard and sibling publication The Hollywood Reporter to syndicate content from the Prometheus Global Media brands.

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