CQ Roll Call has handpicked John Cranford to be the new editor of CQ Weekly, a spot left vacant by Fred Barbash, who recently left for Reuters. Cranford’s previous role there was as a story consultant and line editor. He first came to CQ in 1984.
“I’ve been around the CQ newsroom since the days of the Daily Monitor and when the only color in the Weekly was CQ Green, so I’m excited to take the magazine helm,” Cranford told FishbowlDC. “I’ve actually done this before, in 2003-2004, and I guess I can’t resist coming back.”
Cranford’s first day back was Monday.
Editorial Director Mike Mills announced the news in a recent memo. Also: See Cranford on his hog…