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Cap File Hires Suzy Draddy Jacobs as Publisher - Posted February 18, 2014
Katherine Nicholls, President and COO of Niche Media, the parent company of Capitol File magazine, announced today that The Week's Suzy Draddy Jacobs... [FishbowlDC]

Mums the Word on Capitol File's New Editor - Posted August 20, 2013
Gotta love publicists. The good ones (for reporters' purposes) are so fabulous you want to bear hug them daily. The others force you to read between the lines and wait. Like this three liner from Niche Media's Lana Bernstein who offered a warm reply to our inquiry concerning who they've hired to... [FishbowlDC]

Capitol File Names New Publisher - Posted August 6, 2013
A few weeks back Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Sarah Schaffer up and left her position at Capitol File Magazine. Today Niche Media announced that Capitol File magazine Associate Publisher, ... [FishbowlDC]

No Bitching About the 'Liberal' Media Please - Posted March 19, 2012
Jason Grumet's Bipartisan Policy Center has managed to bring both parties together for one night in hosting "A Century of Service" to honor the public lives of former Republican Sen. Maj. Leaders and BPC Founders Howard Baker and Bob Dole. The event is Wednesday e... [FishbowlDC]

A Soiree to Remember... - Posted January 31, 2012
To celebrate its 5-year anniversary under President Jason Grumet, the Bipartisan Policy Center, which the NJ has called "one of Washington's most attractive destinations for former lawmakers, Cabinet members, and others", is hosting an "Open House" tonight. Expected med... [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]

Cap File Celebrates 5 Years - Posted October 21, 2010
The Corcoran Gallery played host to Capitol File's fifth anniversary fete last night. Guarded by a gestapo of magazine interns who seemed excited to turn away would-be crashers (and those who fell victim to a clerical error *see: me), the event f... [FishbowlDC]

Tim Gunn Dishes on D.C. With Capitol File - Posted October 8, 2010
In the new issue of Capitol File, Project Runway's Tim Gunn rags on the "Real Housewives of D.C." and Vogue Editor Anna Wintour. On a more serious note, says Publisher ... [FishbowlDC]

Cap File Names Kate Bennett EIC - Posted August 25, 2010
Kate Bennett, editor-in-chief at Vegas Magazine has been named EIC of Niche Media sister p... [FishbowlDC]

Cap File EIC Takes Publisher Role - Posted June 15, 2010
Capitol File's Sarah Schaffer has accepted a role as the magazine's publisher after serving as the EIC for only a year. According to a tweet by former editor Christie Findlay, the publication is seeking a new EIC: "Breaking: @CapitolFile EIC Sarah Schaffer becomes publisher. New EIC to be hired." ... [FishbowlDC]

Cap File Announces WHCA After-Party; Blitzer to Co-Host - Posted April 21, 2010
The MSNBC after-party won't win all of the glam WHCD guests by default, after all. Capitol File is once again getting in the WHCA game, announcing their post-party at the Mayflower on May 1st at 10PM. The event will be hosted by Niche Media CEO Jason Binn and Cap File... [FishbowlDC]

Findlay Out at Cap File - Posted March 15, 2010
Relatively new editor Christie Findlay announced her departure from Capitol File this afternoon. Findlay, who was previously at Politics magazine joined CF last fall after EIC Sarah Schaffer replaced Sherry Moeller... [FishbowlDC]

Former Cap File EIC to Hisaoka Communications - Posted December 3, 2009
Is it the curse of Capitol File or a natural transition? Either way, another Cap File EIC of yesteryear recently made a leap to the dark side of media. Kate Gibbs, the mag's founding editor in chief has accepted a position as a senior account exec with Hisaoka Communications. Gibbs... [FishbowlDC]

Cap File to Fete New Holiday Issue - Posted November 30, 2009
Capitol File has been silent on the party circuit since their big WHCA fete but they're back for the holidays. The mag will be throwing a launch party for its new Holiday issue featuring cover star and local girl (Chevy Chase born and bred) Hillary Rhoda... [FishbowlDC]

Cap File Publisher Resigns - Posted November 10, 2009
Susan Nixon announced that she'd be stepping down as publisher of Capitol File yesterday. Her resignation comes only a few short months after former-EIC Sherry Moeller was replaced by Sarah Schaffer. According to "... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Journos "Warm Up" at the W Hotel - Posted November 4, 2009
Last night, Washington media foodies joined Jayne Sandman and Barbara Martin on the rooftop of the new W Hotel to sample the W's new "Winter Warm Up" cocktail menu that includes warm and wonderful treats like hot peanut butt... [FishbowlDC]

Trick or Treat: DC Journos Talk Halloween Costumes - Posted October 28, 2009
When it comes to Halloween, I like to do it right or not at all (see Bjork of 2006). But this year, I'm stumped. With the haunted holiday only days away, I reached out to some Washington journos for ideas and inspiration. So, what are your fav. journos wearing... [FishbowlDC]

W is for Wow! What a Night... - Posted October 9, 2009
The uber-fab fete for last night's opening of the W Hotel ranks as one of the most exciting events this year. The old Hotel Washington wore subtle pinstripes and bold lace. "Everyone thinks of Washington power as pinstripes, but the truth is -- the real power is in a lacy negligee," said... [FishbowlDC]

Diane Graces Cap File's Fall Issue - Posted September 29, 2009
It's ABC's Diane Sawyer who graces the cover of the latest Capitol File, but the mag's real "it" girl is new Editor-in-Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Cap File Gets Friendly with Alexandra Pelosi - Posted August 11, 2009
FishbowlDC's sneak preview of Capitol File's Pre-Fall Issue: "People have these assumptions that my mother and I talk about the stimulus package at the dinner table... This weekend, for instance, we spent three hours talking about the baby's temperature and Popsicles! I discuss politics with my mother about nine percent of the... [FishbowlDC]

Kastles Opening Night in Washington: A Grand Slam - Posted July 8, 2009
Last night, the press came out in full force to catch a glimpse of Venus Williams; fresh from Wimbledon and playing against the Washington Kastles for the Philadelphia Freedom. Though Serena Williams, Washington's headliner didn't hit the court for our home team, her sister was kind enough to help Kastles Owner ... [FishbowlDC]

Findlay Named Dep. Editor of Cap File - Posted June 25, 2009
Wow! Cap File fodder galore today. The deputy editor position left open by Lisa Horten has been filled... Christie Findlay will reunite with new EIC ... [FishbowlDC]

Moeller Back as a Flack - Posted June 10, 2009
A tipster tells FishbowlDC that Cap File's EIC of yestermonth, Sherry Moeller has reemerged as a flack after being replaced by Sarah Schaffer at CF on May 14th. We hear that she has teamed up with a publici... [FishbowlDC]

Moeller Out, Schaffer In at Cap File - Posted May 14, 2009
Exclusive to FBDC: FishbowlDC has confirmed that Sherry Moeller is no longer with Capitol File Magazine. Sarah Schaffer has been named new editor in chief of the mag, effective immediately. A native to Washington, Schaffer is a former Baltimore Sun reporter, served as a senior editor for DC Style and most recently... [FishbowlDC]