NEW YORK (AP) - Kathleen Carroll, the executive editor of The Associated Press for the last 14 years, will leave her post at the end of the year.

NEW YORK (AP) Kathleen Carroll, the executive editor of The Associated Press for the last 14 years, will leave her post at the end of the year.

The news was announced Wednesday by Gary Pruitt, president and chief executive officer of The AP. Pruitt said that Carroll will help with the leadership transition.

Carroll, the former Washington bureau chief of Knight Ridder and a former writer and editor in four AP bureaus, was appointed in 2002. During her tenure, she helped establish bureaus in North Korea, Myanmar and Saudi Arabia and led the news cooperative's transformation from analog to digital.

Under Carroll's leadership, AP journalists won five Pulitzer Prizes including the Pulitzer for Public Service, six George Polk Awards and 15 Overseas Press Club Awards.