Sally Stapleton is an American photojournalist.
Stapleton was born Nov. 23, 1957, in Kennett, Missouri; her father was the publisher of the local newspaper, the Daily Dunklin Democrat. Stapleton is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, initiated at Delta Xi chapter, University of Missouri in 1977. and a 2002 Fulbright Scholar.
For over ten years she worked for the Associated Press, resigning in December 2003 from the position of executive photo editor. She was responsible for leading the teams of photographers that covered Princess Diana's funeral, the September 11 attacks, the 1994 Rwandan genocide and the 1998 United States embassy bombings. For the latter two events, she led a team of AP photojournalists who won a Pulitzer prize for their work.
In 2004, Stapleton was on the "short list" to be the director of photography for the New York Times, but the position went to Michele McNally. In 2008, Stapleton assumed the role of Assistant Managing Editor overseeing online, photo and graphics operations for The Day newspaper in New London, CT. In November 2008, Stapleton was named the deputy managing editor for online and photography at The Day.
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