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Baby on Board at WBJ

WBJ’s Jen Nycz-Conner is back to work after a brief hiatus for maternity leave.  In August the reporter gave birth two her second child, Zachary Thomas Conner.  But time is money when your mom’s a writer for the Washington Business Journal.  So at only 3-months old, little Zachary recently hit the newsroom to learn the ins and outs of publishing from Alex Orfinger and to take some tips from Doug Fruehling.  Congrats to Conner and welcome to Fishbowl, Z!

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WBJ Announces New Managing Editor

The Washington Business Journal recently lost its Managing Editor Liz Drachman. WBJ Editor Doug Fruehling has announced that Rob Terry will replace her. Terry comes to the Journal from The Daily Record, a daily business/law newspaper in Baltimore.

He begins on May 13.

Congratulations to Terry!

See the memo…

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Washington Business Journal Editor Resigns

Washington Business Journal Editor Doug Fruehling has announced to staff that Managing Editor Liz Drachman has resigned to take a communications job for the government contractor DAI.

See the internal memo…

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WBJ‘s O’Connell to WaPo

WBJ Editor Doug Fruehling announced yesterday that WaPo has snatched away reporter Jonathan O’Connell. O’Connell has covered D.C. government and nonprofits AT WBJ for nearly three years.

In a memo to staff, Fruehling also announced the departure of associate editor Tim Burn saying “We’ll be looking for new blood to fill these positions.”

Good news for job seekers! See Fruehling’s full memo after the jump.

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Washington Biz Journal‘s Prom Night


Washington business leaders packed the National Building Museum last night for WBJ‘s annual “Book of Lists” fete. Dubbed “prom night” by WBJ‘s staffers, the glam, Mardi Gras-themed gala boasted six open bars, catering by Jose Andres, photo booth, and a head spinning number of opportunities to pass a business card.


WBJ Publisher Alex Orfinger spent most of the evening greeting guests like Mark Ein and Winston Lord at the event’s entrance. Inside, FishbowlDC caught up with editor Doug Fruehling and Jen Nycz-Conner (pictured above) as well as Ann Curry-lookalike, reporter Melissa Castro. And though we didn’t sample the “Listini,” a mix of Smirnoff Cranberry, Chambord, Sierra Mist and cranberries, we’re pretty sure it did the trick for most guests.


For more on the “Book of Lists,” click of here and check out the WBJ team getting down to business (after party at the Irish Channel) after the jump.

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Trick or Treat: DC Journos Talk Halloween Costumes

bjork.jpg 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’s Matt 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 NewsPaul 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.”

Cap File‘s Christie Findlay: “The Devil…and yes, I’ll be wearing Prada.”

Washington Business Journal Editor Doug Fruehling: “I’ll be going as the money I could have saved with Geico.”

Politico‘s Jonathan Martin: “Whatever VandeHarris tell me to be.”

Examiner‘s Julie Mason: “I am dressing as Medusa, which feels redundant — but I like the snakies!!”

WBJ‘s Fruehling Interviews NPR’s Schiller

This morning, WBJ Editor Doug Fruehling got a chance to interview NPR CEO Vivian Schiller at a Biz Journal event held at Gensler’s D.C. K Street offices. Video and the story are available here.


Pictured are Jordan Goldstein of Gensler, Doug Fruehling, Vivian Schiller of NPR and Alex Orfinger of the WBJ. *Thanks to Jen Nycz-Conner for the pic

Face to Face with Vivian Schiller

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Editor of the Washington Business Journal Doug Fruehling will interview Vivian Schiller, President and CEO of NPR on Wednesday morning as part of WBJ‘s “Face to Face” series.

The program begins at 8:45 and wraps by 10:00am. The cost is $40 but the fine folks at the WBJ are offering comps to members of the media. To join Doug and Vivian this Wednesday at 2020 K St NW, contact Mike LaRosa at 703-258-0854 or

For more details, check the event listing here.

Company-Wide Salary Cuts at WBJ

Sources tell FishbowlDC that the Washington Business Journal has instituted a 5% company-wide salary cut. Insiders say that WBJ’s reporters are frustrated after being instructed not to report or discuss the matter…

Maybe that’s why Doug Fruehling, Alex Orfinger and others contacted for comment were unavailable today?

Fruehling Promoted At WBJ

From an internal announcement at the Washington Business Journal:

    As I announced to the news staff on Friday, I’m overjoyed that, effective today, Doug Fruehling takes on a new expanded role as co-managing editor of the Washington Business Journal. In this capacity, Doug will continue to oversee On Site magazine, but also will play a day-to-day role in the newsroom, managing our economic development, commercial real estate and tourism/retail reporters. Doug is making a return appearance to this position, which he held from 1999-2001. He was also managing editor of Roll Call from 2001-2004.