01/04/2013 05:19 pm ET Updated Mar 06, 2013

Julie Pace Named AP White House Correspondent

The Associated Press named Julie Pace White House correspondent on Friday.

Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee sent a memo to staffers announcing the news. Pace has been covering President Obama since his 2008 presidential campaign. Buzbee described her as "a tenacious reporter" who has "distinguished herself with a steady stream of scoops and other smart stories."

She added, "Ben Feller's last day is today and I know all of you join me in wishing Ben well in his new adventures in New York," Buzbee wrote.

The Associated Press announced that Feller would be leaving the AP's White House beat in late November. Feller is moving to New York City with his family, where his wife will start as an editor at the New York Times. Feller's last day at the news organization was Friday.