Lauren Pratapas, part of  CNN’s “political ticker” blog team, is leaving the network for a job on Capitol Hill.  FishbowlDC has confirmed that Pratapas will join the Majority Whip’s office as a new media director for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

“We are thrilled that Lauren is coming on board and feel very lucky to have her,”  said McCarthy spokeswoman Erica Elliott.

Congrats to Lauren!