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Former Senators Kent Conrad and Judd Gregg Join Edelman’s Public Affairs Practice

bronze_doorEdelman today announced that former Senators Kent Conrad and Judd Gregg will join the firm as strategic advisors. In the newly created roles, the former senators will provide public policy advice and communications counsel to on a per client basis.

“This opportunity enables us to provide Edelman’s clients with a better understanding of Congress and how best to communicate on a wealth of complex public policy issues,” said Sen. Gregg, who represented New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate from 1993 – 2011, and prior to that, served two terms as governor of New Hampshire and four terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The news comes days after an announcement that White House director of broadcast media Dag Vega is set to join Burson-Marsteller as managing director of its Washington office. Vega’s last day with the White House is Friday, June 25 and he’ll join Burson in early August.

Vega is succeeded by Andrea Purse, coming to the White House from American Progress, where she served as vice president of communications.

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White House Broadcast Booker Dag Vega Set to Leave 1600 Penn.

Dag VegaDag Vega, special assistant to the president and director of broadcast media at the White House, is set to leave 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue at the end of next week. Since joining the administration at the start of President Obama’s first term, Vega has managed the cable, Sunday show, and morning news appearances of the president and many White House officials.

In a POLITICO report this morning, Vega’s boss and White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri said, “Dag conceives of the interview, negotiates the terms, books it, preps the president, staffs the president, haggles over the excerpts, and then takes the incoming from the nets and talent who didn’t get the interview.”

His new gig is yet to be named but it’s said to be in the private sector.

Pols, Press Toast Schieffer’s 20 Years of “Face the Nation”

Had you walked through the doors of the St. Regis Hotel at this time last night, there’s a good chance you would have bumped into Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) making a quick exit from the fete for Bob Schieffer’s 20th anniversary with “Face the Nation.”  But a brush with the House Minority Leader was only an appetizer for the smorgasbord of the bipartisan political power that partied inside the hotel’s Astor Ballroom.  Raising a glass to the legendary newsman were current and former Secretaries of Defense Leon Panetta and Donald Rumsfeld, Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX), Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) who has appeared on Face the Nation more than any other guest.  Representing the White House were Dag Vega and Jen Psaki.

In his remarks, a flattered Schieffer joked that when he first got to Washington, Republicans and Democrats always attended parties together.  “But now it’s a big deal,” he told the crowded room.

The Washington press corps were also out in full force for Bob’s big night.  Spotted in the crowd were Sally Quinn and Ben Bradlee, Bob Woodward, FNC’s Ed Henry, NBC’s David Gregory and Betsy Fischer, Politico’s Jonathan Martin, Keach Hagey, Mike Allen and Patrick Gavin, Newshour’s Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson, NYT’s David Sanger, WaPo’s Roxanne Roberts, and Steve Chaggaris. Rounding out the room were a slew of CBS talent and staff such as former “Face the Nation” EP Carin Pratt and current EP Mary Hager, Rob HendinKaylee Hartung, Chris Licht, Lara Logan, Jan Crawford, Nancy Cordes, Chip Reid, Bob Orr, Wyatt Andrews, John Dickerson, Christine Delargy, Walt Cronkite (Walter Cronkite’s grandson who now works in the DC bureau), Chris Isham and of course, the evening’s hosts and top network brass Jeff Fager and David Rhodes. Noticeably absent was new CBS News White House correspondent Norah O’Donnell who was in New York City covering the president and UN.

Throughout the evening a video highlighting Bob’s career played in the background – you can check it out here.  And if you missed our must-read interview with Schieffer last week, click here.

Behind the Scenes With Katie at the White House

Katie Couric takes us behind the scenes of her interview with President Obama this week, with guest appearances by CBS’ White House correspondents Chip Reid and Bill Plante, CBS political director Steve Chaggaris, Deputy White House press secretary Bill Burton (“the enforcer”), White House director of broadcast media Dag Vega and even WaPo‘s Perry Bacon (grilled by the CBS Evening News anchor on his stake-out notes).

Morning Reading List, 01.26.09

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