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CQ Roll Call Editorial Director to WSJ - Posted September 30, 2013
CQ Roll Call Editorial Director Susan Benkelman is leaving the publication to oversee economics policy for the Washington Bureau of the WSJ. Pssst...They're on the prowl for her replacement. See the internal memo. Folks - I regret to let you know that Susan Benkelman, our editorial director, is leaving to run the economics policy... [FishbowlDC]

CQ Roll Call Staffers Take Buyouts - Posted May 3, 2013
Five employees at CQ Roll Call have been given buyouts at the publication, according to a newsroom memo sent out by Editorial Director Susan Benkelman obtained by FishbowlDC. The employees are: ... [FishbowlDC]

Newsflash to Five Roll Call Scribes: Say Hello to Your New Boss - Posted April 4, 2013
Five Roll Call reporters received word Wednesday that they now have a new boss. Instead of Editor David Rapp, they'll now report to a different editor. What's more: Their work will now be behind a paywall as it appears on CQ.com. T... [FishbowlDC]

CQ Roll Call Media Relations Manager Gets Boost - Posted December 21, 2012
While some publications around town still have no designated spokesperson, CQ Roll Call is promoting its Manager of Media Relations. The news outlet announced today that Sujata Mitra has been named Director of Mar... [FishbowlDC]

CQ Roll Call Publicist Shifts Gears To Editorial - Posted November 30, 2012
CQ Roll Call Publicist Rebecca Gale is making a big leap this week from the public relations side of the publication to editorial. Specifically she will be a contributing editor for Roll Call. See the int... [FishbowlDC]

In Other CQ Roll Call News... - Posted November 28, 2012
Tough as it is to top a toilet flushing memo, in way less exciting news over at CQ Roll Call today, they're announcing staff moves. In the meantime, would this be an appropriate time to request more toilet flushing tips? The moves involve Anne Hoy... [FishbowlDC]

CQ Roll Call Names Dineen Veep of Digital Strategy - Posted November 20, 2012
CQ Roll Call Editorial Director Susan Benkelman sent out a really exciting internal memo to staff this afternoon announcing that John Dineen... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call Gets a New Rapp - Posted November 6, 2012
The CQification of Roll Call is complete. CQ Roll Call, an Economist Group business, announced today that David Rapp has been named Editor of Roll Call. Rapp formerly worked for CQ for 22 years. Most re... [FishbowlDC]

CQRC Names Benkelman Editorial Director - Posted October 15, 2012
Back in September, amid the turmoil of CQRC's transition pains, layoffs, resignations and more, Susan Benkelman took the helm as interim Editorial Director. She had stepped in for ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call Unveils Interim Editor - Posted September 28, 2012
This just in from CQ Roll Call's Susan Benkelman: "In light of Scott's departure, I've asked Randy Wynn to sit in the Roll Call ed... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call Editor Resigns for Job at NPR - Posted September 12, 2012
Roll Call Editor Scott Montgomery is leaving for a senior staff position at NPR. This is no doubt a big loss for the Roll Call newsroom where he was thought to be a morale center and curator of young talent. As of late, ... [FishbowlDC]

CQ Editor Retires After 25 Years - Posted August 7, 2012
After 25 years at CQ, Jan Austin is announcing her retirement. Known as a "fantastic editor," she is considered "the conscience of the newsroom" and has trained generations of reporters on how to cover Congress. She is editor of th... [FishbowlDC]

Editorial Director Mike Mills Out at CQ Roll Call - Posted August 3, 2012
With changes at the bottom, middle and everywhere in between, come changes at the top. CQ Roll Call Editorial Director Mike Mills is out, which should make a slew of current and former journalists there ecstatic as he has been described... [FishbowlDC]

CQ Roll Call Adds Reporters to Policy Beats - Posted February 28, 2012
CQ Roll Call's Susan Benkelman issued an internal memo today to announce two new hires and a newsroom shift. Ambreen Ali will become a technology reporter. Melissa Attias will now cover healthcare. "I'm excited to announce staff additions in tw... [FishbowlDC]

CQ Roll Call Makes a Brash Hire - Posted January 4, 2012
Philip Brasher, who wrote about ag policy for the Des Moines Register and most recently worked in Gannett's D.C. bureau, comes to CQ Roll Call to be editor of the Executive Briefing on Agriculture and Food. ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call's Starkey Moves Back to CQ - Posted November 9, 2011
Roll Call web editor Melanie Starkey is moving to CQ to begin a new role as editor for daily news. In an email announcing the transition, Susan Benkelman called Starkey a "solid editor with great news judgment and an unflappable disposition." Prior to her most recent gig, Starkey was a copy... [PRNewser]

Roll Call's Starkey Moves Back to CQ - Posted November 9, 2011
Roll Call web editor Melanie Starkey is moving to CQ to begin a new role as editor for daily news. In an email announcing the transition, Susan Benkelman called Starkey a "solid editor with great news judgment and an unflappable disposition." Prior to her most recent gig, Starkey was a copy... [FishbowlDC]

Ives Upped at CQ Roll Call - Posted October 18, 2011
Susan Benkelman announced this morning a promotion for CQ's Benton Ives. The newsgroup's Economics and Finance editor will transition from his post overseeing coverage of the debt and deficit crisis to take the newly created position of editor for CQ's Executive Briefing on Banking and Finance. In his new... [FishbowlDC]

Longtime CQ Defense Writer Upped to Editor - Posted August 29, 2011
CQ's John Donnelly is being promoted to editor after seven years working as a defense writer for the publication. The position is newly created. CQ Executive Editor ... [TVNewser]

CQ Roll Call Adds Two Reporters - Posted April 28, 2011
CQ Executive Editor Susan Benkelman announced yesterday the addition of two new staff writers to the CQ social policy team. Joanne Kenen, a senior writer in health policy for the New America Foundation, will join the publication on May 2 to cover health care. She is a former Reuters... [FishbowlDC]

CQ-Roll Call Snags Politico Senior Editor - Posted August 30, 2010
CQ-Roll Call has hired Fred Barbash, a senior editor at Politico. Before that, he worked as an editor and writer at WaPo. He joins CQ-Roll Call as deputy managing editor of CQ Weekly. Barbash starts next month. Politico's Executive Editor Jim VandeHei remarked, "Fred is a terrific e... [FishbowlDC]

Koss Named CQ Energy and Environment Writer - Posted July 12, 2010
Susan Benkelman announced late last week that Geof Koss will permanently take the role of energy and environment staff writer for CQ. Congrats to Geof! Memo below: I'm happy to announce that Geof Koss will be our next energy and environment staff writer, in Paul Hendrie's group. Geof's been doing the... [FishbowlDC]

NJ's Friel to CQ - Posted June 2, 2010
In a memo to staff this morning, Susan Benkelman announced that National Journal reporter Brian Friel will be joining CQ to cover Senate leadership on the Inside Congress Team. Prior to his seven years at NJ, Friel worked at Government Executive magazine. See Benkelman's full memo after the jump. ... [FishbowlDC]

Men Overboard: Nather Leaves CQ, Stein to Follow? - Posted September 18, 2009
David Nather is leaving CQ after almost a decade to co-write a book on health care reform with Tom Daschle. Nather's exit follows that of ace defense reporter ... [FishbowlDC]

CQ-Roll Call Deal Signed, Management Changes Announced - Posted August 5, 2009
First on FishbowlDC: The ink is still drying on the Roll Call/Congressional Quarterly deal and new management changes are already being announced -- one of which involves Peter Cherukuri's position as publisher. Cherukuri, the boy-wonder publisher of Roll Call will be stepping aside because his position "is redundant." Cherukuri will aid... [FishbowlDC]

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