In her note, Findlay said, “I’m about to adopt my first child, and I’m looking forward to an incredible month home with him. At some point I’ll figure out my next work adventure, but for right now I’m focused on Monster Trucks and giant stuffed dinosaurs.”
Washingtonian: Having taken a beating for trying to set up evening salons where reporters could mingle with corporate types who’d pay big money for the privilege, The Washington Post now is attempting a more benign way to raise revenue: wine tastings — with reporters as guests.
Politico: John W. Mashek, a political reporter who covered every presidential election from 1960 to 1996, died of a heart attack Tuesday. “He was one of the great political reporters of the last quarter-century,” said Jerry Seib, executive Washington editor of The Wall Street Journal.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, on Dumbarton Street between 27th and 28th Sts., N.W., in Georgetown.
When it comes to Halloween, I like to do it right or not at all (see Bjork of 2006). But this year, I’m stumped. With the haunted holiday only days away, I reached out to some Washington journos for ideas and inspiration.
So, what are your fav. journos wearing this Halloween? Here’s what they told us:
Fox News’ Major Garrett: “I must negotiate this with my children who have veto power over costume choices that may cast them in a negative light as I accompany them…I’m still getting flak for going as Gilligan three years ago.”
TPM & The Atlantic’sMatt Cooper: “No plans at the moment. Last year I was a chef. I’ll work on it.”
Cap File EIC Sarah Schaffer: “I’m going to a party with my husband so we decided to do costumes that would work well as a pair. He’s very tall and lanky so he’s going as Cher. I’ll be Sonny.”
WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart: “I lack imagination so if I go as anything it will be as James Bond. That way all I have to wear is my tuxedo.”
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: “Elliott and Harper [daughters] are pushing for me to be a pizza deliveryman!”
US News‘ Paul Bedard: “All day in Real Tree camo, face painted, armed with a fully-loaded muzzleloader. And not just to scare little kids. It’s opening day of the Virginia black powder deer season. Be scared, very scared of the woods that night.”
An internal staff memo from Campaigns & Elections’ Jordan Lieberman, obtained by FishbowlDC:
We have some exciting changes here and I want to bring you up to speed. Christie Findlay, our exceptionally creative and capable Managing Editor, has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief. She helped lead our redesign this year and has written some of our best work in recent memory. Christie replaces Bill Beaman, who was just named a principal at Washington Media Group, a crisis and strategic communications firm.
Shane D’Aprile, formerly our Web Editor, has been promoted to Senior Editor. Shane is responsible for the dramatic redesign of our PoliticsMagazine.com website and has taken a major role in the improvement of our print publication.
Additionally, pollster Mark J. Penn has agreed to join our Editorial Advisory Board. Penn joins Donald Green, Wayne Johnson, Kenneth Khachigian, Mary Matalin, Dick Morris, Jeanne Shaheen, Joe Trippi, James Thurber, David Yepsen, John Zogby, Tony Fazio, Benjamin Ginsberg, Terry McAuliffe, and Ed Gillespie.
Campaigns & Elections is growing! We are proud to announce that Christie Findlay has joined Campaigns & Elections as the new managing editor.
She comes to us after serving as senior editor at DC Style, where she led the D.C. editorial team and managed the magazine’s arts and entertainment coverage. Previously she helped launch the Washington Examiner as national editor and was an assistant managing editor at The Gazette newspapers.
“We are thrilled to have Christie on board, her years of journalistic experience will be a valuable asset to Campaigns & Elections as we grow and expand our readership,” Morgan E. Felchner, editor of Campaigns & Elections said.