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Posts Tagged ‘Christian Davenport’

First Day on the Job for Davenport and Evans

Christian Davenport starts his new gig at WaPo today, as does Lauren Evans at AtlanticLIVE.

Davenport was assigned to the government contractor beat on January 30th. He had previously been an editor on the Local political team, after years of covering the military for the Local desk.

Evans was hired last week by Atlantic Media as Associate Director of Business Development. She has spent the past six years with The Wall Street Journal, most recently as a Multimedia Account Executive.

Congratulations to Christian and Lauren, and good luck from FishbowlDC!

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Uh Oh. Will Emily Miller Get Her Gun?

TWT Senior Opinion Writer Emily Miller is doing the unthinkable. She’s giving up watching ABC’s “The Bachelor” on Monday nights when the series returns.

Don’t be crazy. We’re kidding.

For real though, she’s headed to City Hall today to find the gun permit office. A new series will follow her through all the red tape of legally acquiring a gun in the District. She writes, “My desire for a gun started when I had to face down over a dozen criminals on an empty cul de sac in Washington, D.C., armed only with a Blackberry.”

In a story today she takes readers through the crime that involved a man with bloodshot eyes and a useless dog.

This is a must-read.

Note to Readers: In Sept. 2009, Christian Davenport wrote a similar story for WaPo. An editor asked Davenport to purchase a gun. Some 15 hours and four trips to the Metro Police Dept. later, he got his gun. We’ll see how Miller fares.