Mary Hudetz

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Mary Hudetz
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mary Hudetz is an editor on The Associated Press' West Regional Desk in Phoenix. She files national breaking news as well as daily stories on a variety of topics in the West. She also serves as an advisor on the AP's Native Peoples beat team and currently is an interim member of the Native American Journalists Association's board of directors. Hudetz joined the West Desk in June 2009 after working as an AP reporter in Portland, Ore. She is a member of the Crow Tribe. She graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor's degree in dance and later shifted her focus to writing as she entered the Freedom Forum's American Indian Journalism Institute, or AIJI, and the University of Montana's School of Journalism graduate program in 2006. She was selected as a Chips Quinn Scholar the following year. In 2010, Hudetz served as a mentor on the NAJA student projects in Minneapolis. She also teaches at AIJI and this year served as a mentor at the Crazy Horse Journalism Workshop.