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First Kennedy, Now HOH: Adios Akers - Posted May 25, 2011
First former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) backed out of a book deal in which former WaPo gossip blogger Mary Ann Akers was going to co-write the memoir. Kennedy wound up going on CNN and giving the juicy d... [FishbowlDC]

Ex-Rep. Kennedy: 'I Felt Like a Loser' - Posted May 16, 2011
As we told you last week, former Rep. Patrick Kennedy won't be coming clean with a new book scheduled for release i... [PRNewser]

Ex-WaPo Gossip Columnist Out of a Book Deal - Posted May 11, 2011
Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) is no longer writing that memoir he's been promising to pen with former WaPo "Sleuth" blogger Mary Ann Akers. He told the AP this week that he's "busy with other projects" an... [PRNewser]

Willie Geist DC Party - Posted November 18, 2010
At the home of NBC's Norah O'Donnell and chef Geoff Tracy in Washington, DC last night, people celebrated MSNBC's Willie Geist... [TVNewser]

WaPo Internal Memo: Mary Ann Akers Out - Posted October 6, 2010
An internal memo was sent to WaPo staff today regarding the employment of reporter Mary Ann Akers. This comes a day after FishbowlDC inquired about her employment status to WaPo PR and received a response of deafening silence. But now the news is out: Akers is leaving to help Rep. Patrick... [FishbowlDC]

Akers on Kennedy: 'He's just a really shy person' - Posted October 6, 2010
Rep. Kennedy with the man he has called his AA sponsor, former Rep. Ramstad We continue to seek answers from WaPo PR on the employment status of ... [FishbowlDC]

Reporter to Help Rep. Kennedy Write Addiction Memoir - What are the Rules? - Posted October 5, 2010
The duo of Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) and Mary Ann Akers coming to... [FishbowlDC]

Samuel's "The Upper House" Celebrated - Posted May 27, 2010
Roll Call's Emily Heil and MSNBC's Ken Strickland. A slew of journalists gathered at the Tabard Inn last night to raise a glass to Terence Samuel and his new book "The Upper House," a behind-the-scenes journey with the Senate's '06 freshmen class. Present were Senator Jon Te... [FishbowlDC]

Poof! WaPo's "The Sleuth" Blog Has Disappeared, Scribe Joins National News Staff - Posted May 13, 2010
"The Sleuth is Away," says WaPo Mary Ann Akers's gossip blog after a tiresome though fruitful search for it on the web and a futile search for it on WaPo's Web site. Well, if by "away" they mean gone, then okay. But by all appe... [FishbowlDC]

Akers Casts Shadow Over New Roll Call - Posted April 26, 2010
Like breast enhancements, makeovers can come with kinks, and sometimes leaking occurs. Such is the case on today's revamped Roll Call Web site in which WaPo's Mary Ann Akers's HOH item from 2004 is the third "Most Popular" item. As many know, Akers used to write HOH. She is allegedly returning... [FishbowlDC]

Akers to Return to Sleuth Next Month - Posted March 30, 2010
The mystery has diminished. A WaPo spokesperson tells FishbowlDC that Sleuth columnist Mary Ann Akers plans to return to work next month after being on maternity leave since late September. A WaPo spokesperson confirmed the news. No word on WaPo's maternity leave policy. That information was not readily available and we were... [FishbowlDC]

Where's Mary Ann? - Posted March 24, 2010
WaPo blogger Mary Ann Akers took a maternity leave in late September 2009 as she and husband, Newsweek's Michael Isikoff, welcomed son, Zach, into the world on Oct. 5. But... [FishbowlDC]

Isikoff and Akers Welcome Baby Zach! - Posted October 6, 2009
Mary Ann Akers and Michael Isikoff just welcomed new son, Zach to Washington... From the proud Papa: Zachary Akers Isikoff slid safely into Sibley Hospital at 9:15 yesterday morning just in time for the playoffs. Zach, ... [FishbowlDC]

FishbookDC: Remaining Candidates Revealed - Posted September 1, 2009
Cutest Couple CNN's Dana Bash & John King Examiner's Kiki Ryan & Bloomberg's Tim Burger Bloomberg's ... [FishbowlDC]

Steve of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Steve of McClatchy, Same Difference? Thomma Explains - Posted July 23, 2009
Embedded video from CNN Video McClatchy's Steve Thomma did the unthinkable at last night's presidential press conference: He stood up when he wasn't called on. The miscue led to a light moment in the hourlong health-care seminar by President Obama. Here's how it all went down: Near the end of the presser, the President,... [FishbowlDC]

Q&A Cafe With... Drumroll Please... Spinal Tap - Posted May 14, 2009
Photo courtesy of Carol Joynt. Spinal Tap- David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), ... [FishbowlDC]

WHCD: Cap File Rises to the Occasion - Posted May 11, 2009
Eva Longoria Parker & Meghan McCain Tight budgets and tiny guest lists at other post-dinner events offered Capitol File/Niche Media an interesting opportunity to make their mark as hosts for the 2009 WHCD weekend must-attend fete. Luckily for Cap File, the Saturday night soir... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call Goes Glam for 21 Years of HOH - Posted May 1, 2009
Big names gathered for last night's uber-glam bash honoring the 21st anniversary of Roll Call's "Heard on the Hill" and a recent refresh of the RC website. The festivities took place at swanky Coco Sala where guests noshed on an array of chocolate-themed appetizers and cocktails (who knew you could... [FishbowlDC]

"First Lady of the Press" Unplugged - Posted April 27, 2009
Jan Smith Donaldson, ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted April 10, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: NPR's "Planet Money" Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson and a roundtable with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, NPR's Michele Norris, Wash... [FishbowlDC]

We Laughed With Some, Laughed At Others - Posted April 6, 2009
Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn was the first brave soul to take the stage. Friday at the National Press Club, a dozen of brave DC journos took to the stage for Commedia Dell Media presented by ... [FishbowlDC]

Isn't It Ironic? BCC at HOH - Posted April 1, 2009
In the words of Alanis, "isn't it ironic"... that today's 'Heard on the Hill' (HOH) reports that Patti Solis Doyle forgot to BCC her VIP contact list when announcing her new gig at law firm Utrecht & Phillips? You might recall that HOH was connected to one of the city's most (in)famous... [FishbowlDC]

Purple Ticket Holders Still Red in the Face - Posted January 28, 2009
Purple tickets are still in the news. Seriously. A week after the swearing-in ceremony, folks that had those tickets, some didn't get in - some got stuck in a tunnel huffing fumes for an extended period of time, (some people have that going on without a ticket of any color) are... [FishbowlLA]

Separated At Birth: Mary Ann Akers - Posted August 6, 2008
For this week's Separated at Birth, we have's Mary Ann Akers. Does Mary Ann look like... New Mexico Representative Heather Wilson? ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 1, 2008
Meet the Press: Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), and a roundtable with NBC's Andrea Mitchell, NBC's Chuck Todd and PBS' ... [FishbowlDC]