AB Stoddard took to The Hill recently after years of wandering around the halls of Congress for ABC as an off-air reporter and a brief foray as a monthly CQ pundit.

Now as a featured columnist, Stoddard’s mission is to perform the talking head TV shtick and promote The Hill’s congressional coverage on a grander stage. It’s already working. She’s been a featured gabber on Fox and Hardball.

AB honed her reporting on the Congressional three-ring circus — including the Clinton impeachment freak show — at The Hill before joining ABC. Television may be in her blood, though, and don’t be surprised if a network soon sweeps her up. Stoddard’s father helped pioneer the network mini-series. AB may just be the best Brandon Stoddard production, yet.