Dan Parks has taken a new job with Bloomberg News, according to a memo from CQ-Roll Call’s Mike Mills. Parks, who joined CQ in 1999, held a variety of positions including assistant managing editor and managing editor of CQ Today before transitioning to the Roll Call newsroom last year. Prior to CQ, Dan worked for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
In the email announcing the departure, Mills called Parks “ a standard-bearer for quality in the newsroom, with a knack for spotting the right angle, detail or insight that would make legislative actions easier to understand.”
Memo from Mills after the jump.
From: Mike Mills
To: Editorial All
Sent: Fri, Sep 24, 2010 21:23:11 GMT+00:00
Subject: Staff update
I’m sad to announce the departure of Dan Parks, a stalwart CQ editor and reporter who lately has been Roll Call’s managing editor for news. Dan, who is taking on a new challenge at Bloomberg, began his CQ career in 1999 writing for CQ Weekly magazine, where he covered financial services, budget and appropriations. He went on to become an editor in our then-newly Web-centric CQ newsroom, specializing in economics and finance, before taking over as assistant managing editor, and managing editor, of CQ Today. He moved over to the Roll Call newsroom a year ago, following the CQ-Roll Call merger. Dan came to Washington from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where he first honed his skills as a solid hard news reporter who loved the challenge of explaining the complexities of government in plain English. Over the years he became a standard-bearer for quality in the newsroom, with a knack for spotting the right angle, detail or insight that would make legislative actions easier to understand. We will miss Dan. And I know we all wish him the best and thank him for his many years of hard work and dedication.