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Vivian Schiller Tweets Her Departure from Twitter as Head of News

Vivian Schiller, Twitter’s head of news, took to her company’s social media platform Wednesday evening to announce that she is leaving the company that she joined less than one year ago.

In her second of three tweets, Schiller referenced Chloe Sladden and Ali Rowghani “for convincing me to come work at Twitter.” Sladden, who served as VP of media, announced that she was leaving Twitter in June of this year following Rowghani’s resignation as COO. Read more

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Haddad and Fischer Host Luxe Lunch for McCormick

You know you’re one hell of a flack when a flock of journos bust their midday beat to break bread in your honor.  And such is the case of Kelley McCormick,  former partner at Qorvis Communications and Reese Witherspoon lookalike.  McCormick and her new role as Gibraltar Associates COO were toasted yesterday at a swanky lunch hosted by “Meet the Press” EP Betsy Fischer and the one and only Tammy Haddad.

Nearly 40 guests mingled over champagne before sitting down to a three-course wine luncheon of split pea soup with creme fraiche, bacon-garnished crab cake and tasty dessert.  Both Fischer and Haddad shared kind words about their friend before Gibraltar CEO Eric Bovim raised a glass to McCormick, gushing “I can’t imagine doing this without her.”

Attendees of the fancy-pants lunch fete included Politico’s Mike Allen, NBC White House producer Alicia Jennings, WaPo’s Amy Argetsinger, Examiner’s Nikki Schwab, The Hill’s Kate Oczypok, DC’s Karen Sommer Shalett, Janet Donovan, Cap File’s Kate Bennett and Sarah Schaffer, Huffington Post’s Christina Wilkie, Kiki Ryan, Bloomberg’s Ha Chan, Tracy Sefl, Washingtonian’s Sophie Gilbert, Washington Life‘s Michael Clements, Emily Lenzner, Poshbrood’s Elizabeth Thorp, Twitter’s Adam Sharp, WBJ‘s Jen Nycz-Conner and SELF‘s Marc Adleman.  Congrats to Kelley!

L to R: Betsy Fischer, Mike Allen, Kate Bennett, Halle Mayes, Tammy Haddad, Marc Adelman, Kelley McCormick.

*All photos courtesy of Haddad Media.

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A Bo tease

“Be sure to tune in next week when Bo the White House dog will be my guest. [PAUSE] What, he’s doing The Daily Show? Jesus Christ. Every goddamn time!” — Stephen Colbert (we presume joking) about having Bo Obama, the Prez’s Portuguese Water Dog on “The Colbert Report.”

Airplane‘ humor

“To paraphrase the movie “Airplane”: I picked the wrong week to sign up for an “Adam Sharp” Google alert.”–C-SPAN’s Comm. Director Howard Mortman in a Thursday tweet referencing Sharp who is Twitter’s first D.C. hire. Sharp trains in December and begins in earnest in January.

F-him. (O’Reilly’s advice to Kelly on Milbank)

“You don’t have to say ‘with all due respect’ – he doesn’t deserve any.” — FNC’s Bill O’Reilly to colleague Megyn Kelly Thursday night on his show regarding WaPo‘s Dana Milbank, who wrote a column bashing Kelly for what he deemed her not so fair and balanced coverage on election night.

India bound

“Bon Voyage from a rainy Andrews AFB. Tweet ya from India.” — CNN’s senior White House correspondent Ed Henry in a Thursday tweet. He’s traveling to India for two weeks with President Obama.

Hypnosis catch phrase

“God — is he under hypnosis?” — MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews on his program Thursday, questioning a controversial TV ad run by Rep.-elect Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.). Matthews also wondered this week if Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) had been hypnotized. It’s Matthews’s new go-to phrase.

Twitter Snags C-SPAN’s Sharp

HuffPost’s Sam Stein reports that Twitter made its first Washington D.C. hire today.  The micro-blogging giant snagged C-SPAN EP Adam Sharp to help champion the company’s use on Capitol Hill and in the Washington media.  Prior to joining C-SPAN, Sharp worked for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.).  Read more about Adam’s new gig here.

SPSA Elects New Leadership

From the release:

    Gregory Keeley, Communications Director for U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., was today named President of the United States Senate Press Secretaries Association (SPSA), a bipartisan group of Senate communications staff. The organization hosts regular meetings with notable guest speakers, professional development programs and social events and coordinates meetings with leaders of major news organizations in order to foster improved relationships and open dialogue between the Senate and the press.

    Keeley is one of nine members elected to a one-year term on the SPSA’s equally divided Board of Directors:

    - Stephanie Allen, Press Secretary for Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.
    - Jesse Broder Van Dyke, Press Secretary for Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii
    - Ashley Glacel, Press Secretary for the Aging Committee / Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wisc.
    - Gregory Keeley, Communications Director for Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
    - Joanna Kuebler, Communications Director for Sen. Sherrod Brown,
    - Margaret McPhillips, Press Secretary for Sen. Thad Cochran,
    - Sarah Stevenson, Deputy Press Secretary for Sen. Robert Bennett,
    - Lisa Wink, Communications Director for the Senate Chaplain (No
    Party Affiliation)
    - Steve Wymer, Communications Director for Sen. Wayne Allard.

    Following the organization’s tradition to alternate the party affiliation of its president, Keeley succeeds outgoing SPSA President Adam Sharp, Communications Director for U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. Board Member-elect Joanna Kuebler also served on the outgoing 2007-2008 board.