In a memo this afternoon it was announced that Chuck Conlon will be the next editor of CQ House Action Reports, returning to lead the publication that gave him his start in legislative journalism. Conlon had been a HAR legislative analyst for CQ from 1995 until 2004, when he became a founding co-editor of CQ Budget Tracker. Robert Tomkin will become deputy editor of House Action Reports.
With Chuck’s move to HAR, George Cahlink will take over the lead as CQ Budget Tracker editor. George has been deputy editor of the legislative action team since the CQ Roll Call merger, and before that he was managing editor of Roll Call’s Congress Now bill tracking service. Joining Chalink in Budget Tracker will be Frances Symes, who will be a staff writer for the publication. Congrats to Chuck, Robert, George and Frances!