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Posts Tagged ‘Liz Halloran’

Halloran Leaves US News For NPR

US News’ Liz Halloran is leaving US News (where she was senior editor) for NPR, FishbowlDC has learned. She heads over there on December 1, as their Washington Correspondent for the digital news division.

You’ll recall that NPR recently hired a managing editor several months ago — longtime CBS reporter & producer Dick Meyer. He and digital news editor Jeffrey Katz are starting to put a reporting staff together. They’ve hired Linton Weeks, former Washington Post reporter, and now Liz, and more to come. NPR hopes to bulk up its online news offering (hence the recent hiring of their new CEO, Vivian Schiller, who came from NYTimes.com).

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Liz Halloran Actually Watched “Big Momma’s House”

From its Friday Feature:

    Liz Halloran is a senior writer for U.S. News, which she joined in ’05. Before hitting the WH ’08 campaign trail, she covered the SCOTUS, the media and wrote news features. Prior to U.S. News, she worked in the Washington bureau of the Hartford Courant as well as the paper’s Hartford’s newsroom, where she was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. Halloran also worked for the Waterbury Republican and American, and the Bloomington Daily Pantagraph. But today she’s our Friday Feature: …

    What is your biggest weakness (and not your job interview biggest weakness)?

    Movie comedies — marginal or brilliant, doesn’t matter. I’m a cheap laugh. From “Airplane,” and “Big Momma’s House,” to “Young Frankenstein” and, my all time favorite, “This is Spinal Tap.”

Read the rest here.

Changes at U.S. News

Liz Halloran has been promoted to Senior Writer at the magazine. She will cover politics and the 2008 campaign.

Silla Brush has been promoted to Associate Editor and covers Congress.

All Libby, All The Time…

We won’t even dare try to summarize all of the Libby coverage this morning (for that, go here).

Howard Kurtz chimes in and has this to say:

    The case, in which special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald forced journalists to testify by using the threat of prison, was also a setback for media arguments that such testimony jeopardizes important newsgathering. “We do not think that what Libby was telling reporters was whistle-blowing,” Fitzgerald said yesterday, adding that subpoenaing journalists “should be a last resort.”

    The one plus for the media in Libby’s conviction involved Tim Russert, NBC’s Washington bureau chief, since the case turned on his credibility. The Libby defense was built around his contention that he learned about CIA operative Valerie Plame from Russert and, therefore, believed it was widely known, but the “Meet the Press” host insisted that it never came up in their conversation. The jury believed Russert.

    The searing spotlight on how reporters do their jobs was less than flattering. Miller said she lost one of her notebooks and couldn’t remember the names of the other sources she said had told her about Plame. Former Time correspondent Matt Cooper, who wrote a piece questioning whether the administration had “declared war” on Wilson, had trouble deciphering his own notes. Bob Woodward, the Washington Post editor and author, apologized to his boss for failing to disclose for more than two years that former deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage had told him about Plame.

Stuart Taylor weighs in here, as does Liz Halloran here. And Denis Collins, Juror #9. John Dickerson here.

“Why Don’t You Cover All ’08 Candidates Equally?”

The U.S. News’ media reporter Liz Halloran and Nation/World editor Gordon Witkin answer a reader’s question.