We’re sick to death of trying to figure out if it’s CQ or Roll Call or CQ Roll Call or Roll Call CQ. So that’s it. From here on out it’s CQ Roll Call. If anyone doesn’t like it, they can complain to FishbowlDC’s Complaint Dept. at FishbowlPeter@gmail.com.
So here’s the news…there are staff changes within CQ Roll Call‘s Legislative Tracking team. The big announcement, as far as we can tell from the manifesto-like memo from Director of Legislative Tracking Pete H. King (not to be confused with the outspoken Republican congressman from New York), is that Christina Parisi is now in charge of their CQ Schedules product and the Roll Call day book. She joined the pub five years ago and has done every possible thankless, complex-sounding job in the world there, including learning 16 different products about God knows what. In short, she’s totally earned this new impressive-sounding gig.
Nell Benton is also getting a promotion. She has been an indexer in their library since the Stone Age (mid 90s) and now joins Leg Info (whatever that is). She’ll be supporting Parisi in her new role. She has an undergraduate degree in Russian from Duke, which should come in handy when they translate the Day Book into Russian.
Another promotion: Sara Smith, who moves to the Legislative Action editing team. In the memo they shower her with compliments — she’s the go-to editor and works well under tight deadlines. Most importantly, she’s sandwiched in between Noella Kertes and Matt Korade and sits in Greg Vadala‘s old cubicle — let’s hope he had good hygiene.
Two brand new hires are Cristina Marcos (survived an internship at Fox News and The Hill) and Katherine Tully-McManus (a former CQ intern and former fellow at the Pentagon). Both sound smart — Marcos graduated from the College of William and Mary; Tully-McManus graduated from Tufts.
See the memo…. Read more