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The Hill’s Jeff Young Bids Farewell and Prepares for Bloomberg

Celebration-Drinks-600.jpg Scribes and friends gathered Tuesday night at Post Pub for The Hill’s health care guru Jeff Young‘s going away party.

A list of those who turned up last night: Young’s brother, Tim, his girlfriend, Sommer Mathis (who writes the DCist). Only co-workers and former co-workers were invited. (Full Disclosure: I worked with Young for many years and was invited to the soiree. So this post is going to be free of snark because I don’t have a bad thing to say about the guy.)

Jim Snyder, Roxana Tiron, Ian Swanson, Alex Bolton, JT Rushing, Jordan Fabian, Kevin Bogardus, Walter Alarkon, Kim Hart, Sean Miller, Emily Goodin, Sam Youngman, and Silla Brush. Representing The Hill’s alumni were Greenwire’s Mike Soraghan and The Atlantic’s Chris Good. Remarked Young: “My once-and-future colleague Patrick O’Connor broke my heart — not for the first time — by failing to show up and there’s a special place reserved in hell for Jared Allen, who brushed it off to go play sports or something.”

Young reflected on his time at the newspaper.
“It’s been a hell of a ride these past five years, capped off the a year-plus of health care reform insanity,” he wrote to FishbowlDC. “Mostly, there are some people I’m going to miss when I’m gone. (On a smaller scale, I’m really going to miss my Mac and will have to suffer Windows for the first time in years.)

“At the same time, there are only two people left in this news room, not counting Hugo [Gurdon] and Bob [Cusack], who’ve been here longer than I have. That alone might be a sign that it’s time to try something new. I’m also very excited about what we’ve got cooking at Bloomberg and I can’t wait to get started.”

We wish Young the best in his new job.

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Switcheroo at Greenwire and The Hill

mike-1.jpeg When one door shuts another opens (or something like that).

As Ben Gemen recently left Greenwire for The Hill’s Energy & Environment Blog, The Hill’s Mike Soraghan heads to Greenwire to be an energy reporter.

Greenwire is in D.C. with bureaus in San Francisco, New York and Brussels.

Soraghan remarked that Greenwire has “demonstrated they’ll follow the story wherever it leads — Capitol Hill, Copenhagen or even China. My discussions with them presented me with an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. And I still expect I’ll be spending a lot of time on the Hill.”

The Hill’s Editor Hugo Gurdon released a memo today.

Read Gurdon’s internal note after the jump…

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Congrats Mike & Jess!

The Hill’s Mike Soraghan and his wife Jess had a very healthy baby girl at 8:19 a.m. Jan. 31. Her name is Harper Sophia and she weighed in at 8 lb 11 oz and is 21 inches long.

Mom, Dad and sister Savannah are resting today but doing well.

The Hill Hires Soraghan, Bogardus

From their announcement:

    I am pleased to announce that I have hired two more staff reporters.

    Mike Soraghan, who has spent the past six years as Washington Correspondent for The Denver Post, will start in our newsroom on Monday, covering the House Democrats with Jonathan Kaplan. Mike’s resume is peppered with journalism prizes; he won the 2005 National Press Club Washington Correspondence Award, and the Washington Correspondent 2004 Washington SPJ Dateline Award. He was also one of The Denver Post reporters who participated in that newspaper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning staff entry in 2000 for coverage of the Columbine High School massacre. As you will understand, I am delighted that Mike will now be reporting on Capitol Hill for us.

    The second reporter, Kevin Bogardus will start work with us on March 1 after three years as at the Center for Public Integrity. Kevin will join our Business & Lobbying staff and will cover the lobbying industry.

    These hires continue the expansion of our newsroom, which goes hand in hand with our decision to add a Friday issue to our publishing schedule when Congress is in session. We have yet more hires on the way, and I will keep you posted.