ATLANTA (AP) — Ezra Kaplan, a multi-media journalist with experience covering breaking news and overseas assignments, has been hired by The Associated Press to help cover the 2017 legislative session in Georgia.

The 13-week assignment was announced Wednesday by Interim South Editor Ravi Nessman and Deep South Editor Jim Van Anglen.

The 28-year-old most recently freelanced for AP in New York and participated in the company's internship program. During that time, he worked on breaking news stories such as the bombings in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, and wrote about homeless kids who became track stars.

He freelanced in Colombia and wrote about Zika and smuggling on the Venezuelan border. He's also worked as a high school teacher.

He has a master's from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern.