- Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Sarah Plummer, who has covered education and government issues in West Virginia for the past several years, is joining The Associated Press as a temporary legislative relief reporter.

Plummer will team up with W. Va. Statehouse reporter Jonathan Mattise to cover the 2014 legislative session.

The announcement was made Friday by South Region Editor Lisa Marie Pane and interim News Editor Ron Vample.

Plummer has been a freelance reporter since May 2013 and worked as the education and Summers County reporter for The Register-Herald in Beckley, W.Va.

Plummer earned a master’s degree in English in 2010 from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. She received an undergraduate degree in theater from Berea College in Kentucky in 2005.

She will work in Charleston for 10 weeks, starting Monday, Feb. 3, joining AP Statehouse correspondent Jonathan Mattise to cover the General Assembly.

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