Ed Tobias is assistant managing editor of operations for the broadcast division of the Associated Press. He is responsible the logistics of the news coverage for AP's broadcast wires, radio network and online video operation.
During more than two decades with AP, Tobias served as AME/News Planning, AME/News Coverage and as a reporter. He has reported from, or produced coverage of, political conventions and campaigns, summit meetings around the world and the space shuttle program. He led AP's broadcast coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks, the Columbia and Challenger shuttle disasters and the death of Pope John Paul II.
Before joining AP in 1981, he was news director at all-news WTOP Radio in Washington, D.C., WASH Radio in Washington and WFAS Radio in White Plains, N.Y.
Tobias is an at-large member of board of directors of the Radio Television News Directors' Association. His news department received the 2002 Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television News Directors Association for spot news coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks. He is also the recipient of two Ohio State Awards for radio news documentaries.
Tobias is a past-president of the Gaithersburg, Md., Volunteer Fire Department, and is also an avid ham radio operator.