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Olivier Knox's New 'Yahoo News On POTUS' Radio Show - Posted December 2, 2014
Yahoo News and SiriusXM announced the launch of "Yahoo News on POTUS" with Olivier Knox this morning. The live, weekly radio show will begin Wednesday, December 3rd at 2:00 PM ET on ... [FishbowlDC]

Google Explores 'Digital Trends and the 2014 Midterm Election' - Posted October 16, 2014
Last night at Google's new DC headquarters, the tech giant hosted "Digital Trends and the 2014 Midterm Election" as part of its DC Talks series. The conversation on November's Senate races was moderated by ABC News chief White House correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: 550 Buyouts, Layoffs at Turner | Amazon Acquires Twitch - Posted August 26, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: 550 Buyouts, Layoffs at Turner | Amazon Acquires Twitch - Posted August 26, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

HuffPost's Jon Ward Set to Join Yahoo News - Posted August 25, 2014
After 3.5 years with The Huffington Post, Jon Ward is headed to Yahoo News as a senior political correspondent, POLITICO's Hadas Gold ... [FishbowlDC]

Jefferson Book Party Toasts Arianna Huffington and Thrive - Posted May 16, 2014
Last night at The Jefferson, Constance Milstein, Gail MacKinnon and ... [PRNewser]

Jefferson Book Party Toasts Arianna Huffington and Thrive - Posted May 16, 2014
Last night at The Jefferson, Constance Milstein, Gail MacKinnon and ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 31, 2013
Quotes of the Day WHOSE SHOES? "Footwear of the fashion forward men of POLITICO Video." -- Politico's Christine Delargy. Hints: The guy in yellow has been know... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 30, 2013
Quotes of the Day R-E-S-P-E-C-T: "On a certain street in Cambridge, MA. (And yes, I respected their wishes.)" -- CNN's Jake Tapper. Chelsea Handler says WHCD is a sure thing... [FishbowlDC]

Journo Insists He's Free of Ego - Posted April 10, 2013
It appears HuffPost senior political reporter Jon Ward has arrived. Where to, we're unsure. Maybe somewhere pearl-y or heavenly? On any account, any journalist who has to say he checks his ego at the door and that it isn't abo... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 6, 2013
Quotes of the Day   Writer dude raves about House chicken tenders "Dude, House side chicken tenders crush Senate side any day. and more choice of dipping sauces." -- HuffPost's Jon Ward. The Sn... [FishbowlDC]

HuffPost's Ward Has Saditude - Posted October 15, 2012
Sports fans around the country watched in disbelief as the Washington Nationals blew a 6-0 lead on Friday night to end their season with a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series. It was a sickening collapse to watch if you were a fan of the... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Mike Allen: Drenched in Power - Posted September 6, 2012
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HuffPost Editor Needs a Spanking - Posted July 23, 2012
When you're name is Michael Grass, it's nearly impossible to resist invoking the expression "your ass is grass." And since it's his birthday -- and trust us, he wants you to kn... [FishbowlDC]

Incest Desk: Jon Ward's Bro Gets Playbook Love - Posted July 17, 2012
We can completely understand the Joan VandeHei domination of Playbook last week when Politico's Mike Allen blew up the birthday of the mother of his boss and longtime friend ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 29, 2012
Quotes of the Day When insomnia strikes... "I still can't sleep. Ask me anything and I'll answer. #ASKarl" -- Syndicated Columnist Karl Frisch, also a partner at Bullfight Strategies, at around 3 a.m. At 4 a.m. h... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 20, 2012
Quotes of the Day Spring has sprung "#DC forecast: Spring arrives. Few a.m. showers possible. Highs: 71-76. Stray p.m. shower. Overnight, 51-57. #Weather" -- WTOP ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 30, 2012
Quotes of the Day Campaign trail transport: the golf buggy "Oh my. Have arrived for Gingrich rally at The Villages. It's a retirement town, main mode of transport: the golf buggy." -- The Times of London's ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 23, 2011
Quotes of the Day -- the Google/Fox News GOP Debate Version Journo experiences random act of kindness "Mom with crying baby on plane just passed out earplugs to all sitting near them. Nice." -- Yahoo! News' Chris Moody en route to Orlando. ... [FishbowlDC]

Tucker Chooses Europe Over WHCD - Posted April 22, 2011
For the second year in a row that he has been Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson, is fleeing town for the big evening of the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Last year, as ... [FishbowlDC]

Daily Caller and ATR Bask in Breitbart - Posted April 22, 2011
Apparently Ann Coulter isn't the only one who sends her book covers to ... [FishbowlDC]

Jennifer Rubin vs. Jon Ward - Posted March 29, 2011
Jon Ward has barely gotten his feet wet in Arianna Huffington's glorious, $315 million swimming pool, HuffPost, where he went after leaving the Daily ... [PRNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 8, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY From the frozen food isle: Pizza and Cookies. Two of WaPo's Ezra Klein's favorite foods all in one box. ... [FishbowlDC]

Ward Explains his Quick Move From The Daily to HuffPost - Posted March 7, 2011
This just open letter from Jon Ward to many members of the Washington, D.C. media, pundits, the White House press shop, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and former top aide to President Bush, Karl Rove... [FishbowlDC]

Huffington Post Puts Some of Its $315 Million to Good Use - Posted March 7, 2011
Well, they're holding fast on that whole not paying bloggers thing, but at least HuffPo has decided to pay a few more writers for their work. On the same day Arianna Huffington ... [FishbowlLA]

Jon Ward: Moving so Soon? - Posted March 7, 2011
Jon Ward was a White House reporter for TWT before moving to The Daily Caller, where he worked for the past year. In early February, he left The Daily Caller to move to The Daily. Now, less than one m... [FishbowlDC]

Huffington Post Media Group Picks First Six New Hires - Posted March 7, 2011
The Huffington Post Media Group announced its first six hires since the merger of The Huffington Post and Aol: Michael Calderone (as ... [WebNewser -]

Are You On the Guest List? Find Out This Week. - Posted February 1, 2011
[caption id="attachment_30151" align="alignleft" width="252" caption="Coverboy Andrew Noyes of Facebook, former National Journal reporter."][/caption] It's that time of year when the city's youthful so-and-sos... [FishbowlDC]

Another Staffer Leaving Daily Caller - Posted February 1, 2011
In addition to political reporter Jon Ward's departure reported yesterday, Dai... [FishbowlDC]

Daily Caller Piles Into Top of the Hill - Posted January 21, 2011
Daily Caller staffers and about a trillion (exaggerating slightly) other people piled into Top of the Hill last night at the Pour House on Capitol Hill. The reason for the party (as if the Daily Caller really ever needs a reason) was to welcome new members of Congress... [PRNewser]

Daily Caller Piles Into Top of the Hill - Posted January 21, 2011
Daily Caller staffers and about a trillion (exaggerating slightly) other people piled into Top of the Hill last night at the Pour House on Capitol Hill. The reason for the party (as if the Daily Caller really ever needs a reason) was to welcome new members of Congress... [AgencySpy]

Daily Caller Piles Into Top of the Hill - Posted January 21, 2011
Daily Caller staffers and about a trillion (exaggerating slightly) other people piled into Top of the Hill last night at the Pour House on Capitol Hill. The reason for the party (as if the Daily Caller really ever needs a reason) was to welcome new members of Congress... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Lip Coverage Swells - Posted November 29, 2010
When President Obama gets elbowed in the mouth at a pickup basketball game at Fort McNair and needs 12 stitches, it's only expected that media covering him will go wild. But at some point over the weekend, things sped out of control. The ... [FishbowlDC]

An Office Bonds Over Cigars and Dead Birds - Posted November 15, 2010
The Daily Caller staff went hunting this weekend and bonded over blue skies, cigars, smiles and dead birds - and a lot of them there were. At the helm wa... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Gets Stewart/Beck Rallies Confused - Posted October 30, 2010
Until just moments ago, Politico posted a photograph of the Glenn Beck rally as the main picture on its home page to depict Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Sanity and Fear rallies from today. Soon, that photograph turned into a pumpkin -- literally. The Daily Caller's Jon Ward f... [FishbowlDC]

Ward Takes Heat for Hotness - Posted July 29, 2010
It's a double-edged sword getting a spot on The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful People of Capitol Hill list. On one hand, you're being declared attractive - not a bad thing in life. On the other, it's an honor that often brings certain grief from friends, family, colleagues and strangers. The only journo... [FishbowlDC]

The Hill Releases "50 Most Beautiful" on Cap Hill - Posted July 28, 2010
You know what they say, 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' and The Hill's 2010 "50 Most Beautiful" list is no exception. While I'd consider beholding a few of The Hill's chosen beauties, I'd probably 'bedrop' an equal number... And though big bones, bad hair and even the busted... [FishbowlDC]

Ass Talk - Posted June 8, 2010
MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie walked right into ass territory this morning on the "The Daily Rundown" with co-host Chuck Todd. But she thought about it and justified saying it. "If the President can say it, ... [FishbowlDC]

Daily Caller to Skip Town for Prom Weekend - Posted April 14, 2010
The Daily Caller's Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson and senior political and White House correspondent Jon Ward will flee town the weekend of May 1 and will miss the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Publisher... [FishbowlDC]

The Fishbowl Interview With Jon Ward - Posted March 26, 2010
Say hello to Jon Ward, senior political and White House correspondent for The Daily Caller. Previously he was a reporter for TWT. Initially he jokingly thanked me... [FishbowlDC]

Suddenly Tweeting Zeleny - Posted February 16, 2010
The Daily Caller's senior political and White House reporter Jon Ward razzes the NYT's White House scribe Jeff Zeleny for his sudden affinity for tweeting. "Talk about creeping in - @jef... [FishbowlDC]

Daily Caller and the White House - Posted February 1, 2010
The Daily Caller's Jon Ward is the senior political and White House correspondent and the publication is moving along in the credentialing department. In a tweet today from the publication: "TheDailyCaller: A big day for us: The Daily Caller was admitted into White House's In-Town Travel Pool... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Turn Up to Game Change Soiree - Posted January 19, 2010
Savannah Guthrie, Michael Feldman and Game Change authors. On Monday night, Time and New York magazines hosted a party at the W Hotel's P.O.V. bar to celebrate Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's ... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Join AU for Year One Review of Obama Administration - Posted January 19, 2010
On Thursday January 21, 2010, American University will host "The First Year of the Obama Administration: Its Successes and Failures, Legislatively and Politically." The three hour event will feature two panels of notable media types followed by Q&A. Hosted by Time's Jay Newton Small, the event will be held from 9.30... [FishbowlDC]

"Conservative" Isn't Term The Daily Caller Uses - Posted January 8, 2010
Alex Treadway , who is moving to the as VP of Sales, says he has no conflict about working for Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel, both well-known conservatives. "I'm on the business side," Treadway told FishbowlDC, explaining tha... [FishbowlDC]

TWT's Congressional Reporter Pinch Hits at the White House - Posted December 2, 2009
Members of the White House press corps or those tuning into the daily press briefings may have noticed TWT's Kara Rowland pinch hitting at the White House. This is amidst newly announced massive cuts at TWT and the recent departures of ... [FishbowlDC]

TWT's Jon Ward to Daily Caller - Posted November 9, 2009
Jon Ward, White House reporter for The Washington Times has taken a new job with Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller website. Ward announced his move via Twitter this afternoon: Good news! I've taken a new job at the Daily Caller, a new website being launched by Tucker Carlson.... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing (Banking, Birthdays & Bowling) - Posted August 3, 2009
No Thanks to Larry and Timmy: WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs spent a good chunk of today's briefing recalibrating the headline generators from the Sunday morning talk shows as the president's NEC Prez Larry Summers and Treasury head Timothy Geith... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted July 30, 2009
Too Cool for School: Bracing ourselves for perhaps the most highly anticipated "beer summit" this town has ever seen, reporters continued to hammer away at press secretary Robert Gibbs on the logistics for this evening's Gates-Crowley-Obama meet. Multiple requests for a fuller readout or soundbite opportunity were rebuffed. "We're his students,... [FishbowlDC]

Who Will Get Called On Tonight? A Look Back At Obama's Pressers - Posted July 22, 2009
Tonight is President Obama's fourth prime-time press conference, fifth overall. Each presser has lasted about an hour and averages 13 reporters' questions. Fox did not air Obama's 100th day press conference, the third, on the network and will not tonight either. In his first prime-time press conference Feb. 9th, the President called... [FishbowlDC]

Congrats To TWT's Ward And (Growing) Family - Posted July 15, 2009
As of this morning, TWT's Jon Ward and wife Ali are the proud parents of a little girl. From today's Playbook: A little sister for Jeth: "Gwen has arrived - 7lbs, 3 oz, 20 inches - healthy at 5:59 am. She arrived as the sun came over the horizon. It was... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted June 29, 2009
"Coup-La-La!": Reacting to Sunday's ouster of Honduran President Zelaya, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that in the days leading to the coup, the administration "was attempting to prevent the type of unrest" that the Latin American nation saw over the weekend. He later called it a "severe disruption in any sort... [FishbowlDC]

What, Or Should We Say Who, Is "Hot" By DC Standards? - Posted June 15, 2009
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Morning Reading List 05.22.09 - Posted May 22, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 7, 2009
Three's... Funny Company: The immediate prelude to the Robert Gibbs Show today was an afternoon stakeout hosted by new-BFFs-on-ed-reform Al Sharpton, Michael Bloomberg, and Newt Gingrich, following their POTUS rendezvous. Sharpton recognized that he and sidekick Gingrich "have not agreed on anything politically" and Gibbs would later call the group "quite... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 23, 2009
We Want to Play, Too: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced that the third White House-based Obama news conference is scheduled for next Wednesday at 8 p.m., following the POTUS trip to St. Louis. When reporters jabbed that this was a good way for the administration to highlight the 100-day mark that... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 15, 2009
"The Tea Party People": While Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has avoided directly addressing the tea parties currently sweeping the nation in protest of taxes and big government, hundreds gathered across the street in Lafayette Park this Tax Day helped put the issue back in the briefing room. As Gibbs repeated that... [FishbowlDC]

So Who Was Called On? And Where Were They Seated? - Posted March 24, 2009
President Obama's news conference this evening lasted about an hour and he took questions from 13 reporters. Notably missing from those called on were the NYT, WaPo, WSJ and USA Today. In this order: AP's Jennifer Loven (called on first for the second time), NBC's Chuck Todd, ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

What's Next For The Washington Times - Posted November 7, 2008
FishbowlDC has obtained this internal staff memo from Washington Times Executive Editor John Solomon, in which he says, "In the shadows of this historic election, we now must ready ourselves to shine again with our coverage of the new administration and the new Congress." Solomon details some key changes, including new gigs... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.23.08 - Posted September 23, 2008
Good morning Washington. Do you know what grocery store this is? (Hint: It's in Rep. Bilbray's district). Email us if you do. (And, after the jump, find out just who that young journo was that we posted yesterday...and who guessed it correctly). Got a blind item, interesting link... [FishbowlDC]

This Week In Pool Reports - Posted July 11, 2008
Happy Birthday POTUS! Nothing says 62 like a wooden box. How so? Join us after the jump... "And speaking of beauty of life, POTUS took his place in photo with the Japanese PM, Fukuda, on his left, and the Algerian president, Bouteflika, on his right, between Potus and Medvedev. Sarkozy was a few... [FishbowlDC]

Zamfir Plays For WH Press Corps - Posted April 8, 2008
WaTimes' Jon Ward has the video. (Related: Gheorghe_Zamfir) ... [FishbowlDC]

This Week In Pool Reports - Posted April 4, 2008
Who knew that the VPOTUS is a champ on a no sleep? Also, this week's pool should be lesson to all poolers -- don't wear the scrubby socks. "Potus and motorcade arrived at Nationals Park about 7 pm. He disappeared for more than an hour for clubhouse visits. After both the Braves... [FishbowlDC]

"POTUS Notes" Launches - Posted April 2, 2008
If it's a day of the week that ends in -y then it can only mean one thing: A new blog! The Washington Times' Jon Ward throws his hat in the ring with "POTUS Notes." ... [FishbowlDC]

This Week In Pool Reports - Posted March 14, 2008
This week in pool reports, Mark Silva asks, "It's 1 pm at the White House. The pool call rings. The pool's asleep. Who're you going to trust?" "POTUS met with the Prime Minister of Poland today and your pooler was in the Oval Office when they spoke to the media afterward. The... [FishbowlDC]

Liberia Has Really Clean Windows - Posted February 21, 2008
...the kind that make it easy for reporters like the Washington Times' Jon Ward to run through them and smash the glass. Seriously. Details here. ... [FishbowlDC]

This Week In Pool Reports - Posted February 13, 2008
Washington Times' Jon Ward paints a chilling picture of the tornado destruction and Scott Stanzel clears up a CPAC mix-up. "Everything we saw on the ground was intact, until about 9:35. The terrain became more hilly, more rural, and more forested, and then there was a black barn with parts of the... [FishbowlDC]

This Week In Pool Reports - Posted January 16, 2008
The holidays and the primaries have given us a backlog of pool reports, but there are some gems in here, including holiday plans, the royal treatment of the presidential pups, and the "biggest bling" the Secret Service has ever seen. "President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice lighted candles and stood... [FishbowlDC]

One Of These Kids Is Doing His Own Thing - Posted January 16, 2008
Mark Silva...abroad. More photos and Middle East trip details from the Washington Times' Jon Ward. ... [FishbowlDC]

Reporters Have Nice Booties - Posted December 6, 2007
What's that a picture of? Reporters covering the president in North Omaha, being "expected" by two ladies at the estate of Walter Scott Jr. to wear booties in order to keep the place nice and tidy. The Washington Times' Jon Ward has more here. ... [FishbowlDC]

This Week In Pool Reports - Posted November 12, 2007
Protestors just seem to be as fun as they used to be, Bill Plante is a snazzy dresser and the POTUS breaks his own precedent. "While answering audience questions that were read by a moderator, Vice President Cheney was heckled by an anti-war protestor wearing a T-shirt that said: 'End the War... [FishbowlDC]

Ward's Baby: The Back Story - Posted October 18, 2007
A couple of reporters for The Washington Times had a hectic day yesterday. It all started when the White House announced a surprise press conference by the president. With senior White House correspondent Joseph Curl having just moved to the presidential campaigns, that left Jon Ward to cover the presser. But Curl... [FishbowlDC]

Congrats Jon and Ali! - Posted October 18, 2007
The Washington Times Jon Ward and his wife Ali welcomed Jonathan Jethro Ward into the world at 11:41p.m., weighing 8lbs, 1 oz. Says Ward: "His mom was and is a hero, and God is very good!" ... [FishbowlDC]

More "Tony Snow" Bracelet Response - Posted May 4, 2007
The Washington Times' Jon Ward looks at the reaction. (earlier) ... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Times Beat Changes - Posted February 27, 2007
Chris Dolan to become interim congressional bureau chief. Jon Ward to White House (he recently covered the Steele race and moved to the Hill a few months ago). Stephen Dinan to be lead political correspondent. He'll move off the White House and become a political reporter, covering both GOP and Democratic presidential candidates. Joe... [FishbowlDC]