Lisa Marie Pane is the South regional editor for The Associated Press. Based in Atlanta, she oversees breaking news and enterprise from the southeastern United States. During her 20 years with the AP, she has been the Statehouse reporter in Connecticut, a correspondent in Rhode Island, the news editor overseeing Massachusetts and Rhode Island and an editor on the AP’s supervisory desk in New York. She was part of a team that in 2008 launched the first of four domestic regional editing desks under a reorganization of the AP’s U.S. news operation. She’s been a lead editor overseeing countless big breaking news stories throughout her career, including: the Gulf Oil spill, the scandal involving then-South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, the police shooting in North Charleston, the Baltimore riots after the Freddie Gray custody death, the massacre of black churchgoers at a prayer group in Charleston, South Carolina, the slayings at two Chattanooga military facilities, the 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire and the 2006 Big Dig tunnel collapse.