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Long A** Memo Details Changes at CQ Roll Call

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

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.

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The New Structure at CQ-Roll Call

FishbowlDC obtained a copy of Mike Mills‘ email to staff outlining the new structure of the organization. One huge move, Roll Call‘s David Meyers is moving to CQ. See below:

The biggest changes at Roll Call involve the eventual merging of the Politics section with CQ’s political coverage (more on that below), as well as two important editor moves between Roll Call and CQ. Roll Call Managing Editor David Meyers is moving to CQ, where he will be in charge of all publications pertaining to members of Congress (this includes the biennial CQ book “Politics in America,” the members database, Capitol Advantage’s “Congress at Your Fingertips” and other member and staff-related research). David will report to John Dineen. Capitol Advantage’s research team, led by Tim Yoder, will move to David’s group, as will the CQ Weekly research team, headed by Nell Benton, and CQ’s Members’ team, led by Christy Lyons. Dan Parks, formerly managing editor of CQ Today, will replace David as Roll Call’s managing editor, reporting to Roll Call Editor Charlie Mitchell, bringing valuable CQ expertise into the Roll Call newsroom.

Full, VERY LONG restructure memo after the jump.

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