Late this afternoon, CQ-Roll Call’s Mike Mills welcomed Ambreen Ali to the group as a full-time reporter for Congress.org. Ali, previously a White House stringer for Bloomberg will be covering “Capitol Hill with an eye on what activists and advocacy groups are doing as well as how legislation is coming together.”

A memo to staff about Ali’s new gig said, “Having a reporter in the Capitol dedicated to advocacy issues and to consumer-level coverage of Congress is another important point of distinction for us.”

See the full memo after the jump.


To: CQ and Roll Call Editorial

We’re delighted to announce that Ambreen Ali has joined the staff of Congress.org as our first full-time reporter. A new media graduate of the Medill School at Northwestern, she previously worked as a White House stringer for Bloomberg and an intern for the late, lamented Seattle Post-Intelligencer as well as Agence France-Press in New Delhi. Ambreen is fluent in Urdu and has an undergraduate degree in finance — two skills you don’t come across in the Washington press pool much. She’ll be covering Capitol Hill with an eye on what activists and advocacy groups are doing as well as how legislation is coming together. While her office is on the first floor of the Roll Call building, you’ll probably see her around the Hill just as often.

This is an important step forward for Congress.org, our ambitious Web site devoted to news and civic involvement. Having a reporter in the Capitol dedicated to advocacy issues and to consumer-level coverage of Congress is another important point of distinction for us.

Please join us in welcoming Ambreen to the CQ-Roll Call Group.