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Posts Tagged ‘Brian Friel’

BGov Poaches CQ’s Friel

After only a year at CQ, Brian Friel is moving on.  Friel, who covered Senate leadership on the Inside Congress team since June of 2010, has accepted a position at Bloomberg’s BGov, FishbowlDC has confirmed.

Brian joined CQ after spending seven years with National Journal where he covered topics ranging from budget and transportation to education, immigration and justice. Prior to NJ, he worked his way from college intern to staff correspondent at Government Executive magazine.  Congrats to Brian!

Friel’s is the 11th resignation at CQ Roll Call in the past 60 days.

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NJ’s Friel to CQ

In a memo to staff this morning, Susan Benkelman announced that National Journal reporter Brian Friel will be joining CQ to cover Senate leadership on the Inside Congress Team. Prior to his seven years at NJ, Friel worked at Government Executive magazine.

See Benkelman’s full memo after the jump.

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NJ Launches “Governor Exclusives” Video Series

Today National Journal released the first in a series of exclusive interviews with several of the country’s governors. The “Governor Exclusives” series includes video of interviews with nine governors conducted during the opening days of the National Governors Association’s annual conference in Washington.

Today, visitors to NationalJournal.com can watch correspondent Brian Friel interview Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) and Gov. Christine Gregoire (D-WA). As the week continues, interviews conducted by Friel, correspondent Alexis Simendinger and National Journal political analyst Charlie Cook will be posted on the site. Other governors interviewed for the series include Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), Brian Schweitzer (D-MO), Jim Douglas (R-VT), Haley Barbour (R-MS), Bill Ritter (D-CO), and Mitch Daniels (R-IN).

Check out the series here.

A few recent beat changes at National Journal…


Brian Friel
is now covering the Hill full-time (joining Rich Cohen and Kirk Victor in covering Congress).

Lisa Caruso has moved from the lobbying beat to an issues-oriented beat covering education, transportation, and immigration.

Alexis Simendinger will be filling the newly created beat of national correspondent. She’ll be examining public policy and political issues that are now at the state level but heading Washington’s way.