From the CQ internal email, obtained by FishbowlDC:
As I’m sure many of you have noticed, Benton Ives has returned to CQ. He will cover economics and finance issues for Jodi Schneider’s team. Benton has spent the last year-plus at Dow Jones Newswires, primarily covering the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve Board. In his earlier incarnation at CQ he was a reporter for CQ Homeland Security and a member of the Committee Votes team. Benton also was an assistant editor of the CQ Researcher. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia. Today is his first day back so please welcome him home. Edward Epstein, whose addition to the Inside Congress team as a leadership reporter was announced earlier, also started today. On the other side of the ledger, I am very sorry to announce that Jeff Tollefson is leaving CQ to join the Washington bureau of Nature magazine. At Nature, Jeff will cover the scientific and policy aspects of national energy, climate change and nuclear policy. Jeff used his significant expertise on environmental and energy issues to great advantage for CQ readers and will be missed. His last day is Sept. 7. As many of you know, Joelle Tessler also announced her decision to leave CQ to spend more time with her newborn son and was given a warm send off by Paul Hendrie and his team on her last day last week. We wish her well.