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Say Hello to Capitol File's New Editor-in-Chief - Posted September 4, 2013
Capitol File is finally announcing its new Editor-in-Chief. It's Elizabeth Thorp. President and COO Katherine Nicholls and Editoria... [FishbowlDC]

10 Hardest Media Names to Spell - Posted August 23, 2013
There's something that can absolutely unhinge a person when you spell his or her name wrong. Especially difficult are members of the media who can be quite vocal about it and tell you how dumb you are on Twitter. So today we've compiled a list of the hardest names to spell... [FishbowlDC]

Separated at Birth: Aspen Institute's Karen Sommer Shalett - Posted January 14, 2013
Today we're matching Aspen Institute's Editor-at-Large Karen Sommer Shalett with actress Jennifer Grey. We also think there's more than a hint of actress and singer Barbara Stresiand in there. Have a look. Shalett is formerly the Editor-in-Chief for DC magazine, where she will continue to consult and contribute until a new... [FishbowlDC]

DC Mag Editor Resigns for Aspen Institute Post - Posted January 4, 2013
DC Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Karen Sommer Shalett (who has what may be the hardest name to spell in journalism outside of BuzzFeed's Andrew Kasduhufdjygvkuyoinzinski) has left the magazine to be Editor-at-Large at the Asp... [FishbowlDC]

DC Mag Hires New Senior Editor - Posted January 23, 2012
Karen Sommer Shalett, Editor-in-Chief of DC Magazine, hosts a lunch today for her new Senior Editor Sarah Crosland... [FishbowlDC]

Haddad and Fischer Host Luxe Lunch for McCormick - Posted July 13, 2011
You know you're one hell of a flack when a flock of journos bust their midday beat to break bread in your honor. And such is the case of Kelley McCormick, former partner at Qorvis Communications and Reese Witherspoon lookalike. McCor... [PRNewser]

Oh, Did Someone Mention Those Four Forbidden Words: 'Hollywood on the Potomac'? - Posted July 13, 2011
Last week we brought you a legal draft from Publicist Janet Donovan's attorney regarding The Daily Beast Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz's use of "Hollywood on the Potoma... [FishbowlDC]

A Snapshot of the D.C. Scene - Posted December 27, 2010
[caption id="attachment_11798" align="alignleft" width="294" caption="Left to right: BrandLinkDC's Jayne Sandman and Barbara Martin. Photo: Andrew Councill for The New York Times"][/caption] 'Tis the season for events, a topic we v... [AgencySpy]

DC's Ultra-Hip Birthday Bash - Posted October 12, 2010
EIC Karen Sommer Shalett and Publisher Peter AbrahamsThe top floor and roof of PNC Place were transformed into a uber-chic lounge last Thursday evening for the fifth anniversary of DC magazine. Guests such as big-deal businessman and Washingto... [FishbowlDC]

D.C. Magazine Editor and Hubby to Co-Host Katrina Concert - Posted June 2, 2010
It's nearly five years later, and D.C. Magazine Editor-in-Chief Karen Sommer Shalett and her husband, Scott Shalett, have rebounded from losing their home in New Orleans in Hurricane Katrina. At the time, they evacuated with their 5-month old, and she was pregnant with their second child. On Thursday... [FishbowlDC]

A Buddha Blessing for DC Mag's New Issue - Posted May 7, 2010
L: The dining room's giant Buddha statue. R: Buddha bar manager chats up Project Beltway's Rachel Cothran. New "it" spot Buddha Bar helped DC magazine... [FishbowlDC]

Fishbowl 5: Meet Mario De Armas - Posted September 10, 2009
On Saturday from 2-9 PM, TLC's Trading Spaces alum Mario De Armas is taking over an entire NW block at 15th and P St. for a festival to celebrate his new DC-based design firm, Lamby Productions. The event will boast giveaways, DJs and a raffle for enough furniture to... [FishbowlDC]

Evolution of Journalism Panel This Wednesday - Posted July 27, 2009
Join DC Mag editor-in-chief Karen Sommer Shalett, Politico's Jonathan Martin, AP's assistant Washington bureau chief Steve Komarow and Slate's general manager and publisher ... [FishbowlDC]

DC Mag Makes WHCD Party Debut - Posted April 24, 2009
While so many media houses are pulling the plug on their WHCD soirees this year, one DC publication is making its debut on the party circuit. DC Mag's Editor-in-Chief Karen Sommer Shalett and David Sutphen of the Brunswick Group are going head-to-head with the Friday night Time/People and Cap File fetes. The DC... [FishbowlDC]

DC Magazine Changes - Posted April 26, 2007
Kate Ancieri, the features editor of DC magazine, has left the magazine after her husband took a job as a counselor at Harvard in Cambridge. The magazine has hired George Stone, a former National Geographic Traveler staff writer and freelance writer. "He's covered the hottest kitchens and coolest night spots in DC... [FishbowlDC]