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FishbowlDC Interview with National Journal‘s Kristin Roberts

We haven’t laughed out loud while reading someone’s answers to our FishbowlDC Interview survey in a long time, but we sure did when we read Kristin Roberts‘. This lady is sharp! She’s also shares our love of disco fries and disdain for Jenny McCarthy (she’s a public health menace!) -so she’s all right in our book.

Roberts has been Managing Editor for National Journal since October of last year, and as such has been responsible for NJ‘s reporting across all its platforms -digital and print. Before that, she spent 11 years at Reuters, holding many positions, ultimately becoming news editor and deputy bureau chief for their Washington bureau.

But without further ado, ladies and gentlemen: the FishbowlDC Interview with Kristin Roberts…

Name something every journalist in DC does that drives you crazy. Criticizes other reporters, so I won’t.

You’re about to be served your last meal. What will it be? Disco fries.

2014 will be the year of the ____? Slapdash over-analysis.

If you were a carbonated beverage, which would you be? Why? Mexican Coke. I’m rarely sweet, but when I am, it’s the real deal.

You’re developing a signature scent. What would you call it? Eau de rondelles d’oignons frites.

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National Journal Promotes From Within

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National Journal Editor-in-Chief Tim Grieve is developing a real talent for offering compliments. And today he has promotions to announce. In a morning memo, he delivered the news that Kristin Roberts will be Managing Editor, Alissa Swango will be Director of Digital News Operations and Sarah Micheli will be Director of Digital Engagement.

Grieve says they’re prepping to “climb to even greater heights.”

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NJ Steals Roberts from Reuters

NJ Group announces today that Reuters Washington News Editor and Deputy Bureau Chief Kristin Roberts is joining the organization as NJ‘s new Managing Editor for Budget and the Economy.

NJ Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier was effusive in his praise for his new hire. “Kristin is one of the most dynamic news leaders in Washington,” he said, adding that her “energy” and “intellect” were a perfect fit for the organization.

She begins on Nov. 1.

Facts on Roberts:

She joined Reuters in 1998. She’s covered Wall Street, the housing and banking industry and the Pentagon. She moved to TV in 2008, appearing as a D.C. policy specialist who also interviewed political newsmakers. Her degrees: Master’s in Security Studies, Georgetown; Master’s in Journalism, Columbia, B.A. in International Affairs, GWU.

Reuters Staff Worried About ‘Drift and Uncertainty’

In a meeting with Reuters Washington Bureau reporters within the last hour, Washington Bureau Chief Simon Denyer announced his departure for WaPo and India. At the meeting, he admitted to staff that he missed writing and more specifically missed covering India. A source within the bureau who wished to remain anonymous told FishbowlDC that staffers are generally concerned about what this means for the immediate future. “It’s safe to say we’re worried about entering another long period of drift and uncertainty, as we did for a long time before he arrived,” the source said. …”I liked the guy and thought he did a good job.”

Denyer informed staff that his primary reason for leaving was his desire to do more writing and less administration work. He also tried to assure employees that Reuters intends to fill his job as soon as possible so there is a short period of vacancy at the top. Our spy remarked, “It would be nice if what he says is true and the next bureau chief won’t be making more drastic changes.”

More on what Denyer has accomplished

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