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CQ Roll Call Hires a Campus Reporter

CQ Roll Call has hired a new campus reporter, who will report to Hill Life Editor Jason Dick. It’s Hannah Hess, who has wanted to work for Roll Call since 2008, ever since Niels Lesniewski showed her around the Capitol Chambers on her first day as an intern for RC’s GalleryWatch.

Most recently she has been a legislative researcher for CQ Roll Call, which, according to her beautifully organized website, involved combing through the Congressional Record and watching C-SPAN. An interesting factoid from her site: She has been told that her voice is “smolder-y” on AM news radio.

Congrats to Hess.

See the memo from Editor David Rapp…it’s short and sweet. Read more

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Quotes of the Day

Capitol Hill Weirdness: “For some reason, this gigantic bear was being carried to the Kennedy Caucus Room today.”Politico and soon-to-be Washington Examiner‘s Tim Mak.

White House press returns from Europe

“Good to be back on the USA. White House media charter home from Ireland and Germany. Nothing like a red eye to start the day.” — CBS News White House Correspondent Peter Maer.

The Observer

“Great to see @SarahPalinUSA back on @FoxNews. She’s a wonderful woman and commentator.” — former maybe presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6:08 a.m.

Did someone say fishing?

“Politician fishing: I heard newspaper took meeting with X, but not me. In fact, you know nothing, are lying to see if I’ll reveal anything.” — The Detroit News‘ Op-ed Editor James David Dickson.

Journo contemplates violence with languishing computer

“My computer is running so slow that I’m tempted to hit it with a softball bat.” — Politico’s Leigh Munsil.

Men’s Wearhouse fallout

  • “Men’s Wearhouse’s new, millenial-friendly slogan: ‘you’re gonna like the way you look when taking a selfie on a skateboard, I guarantee it.’” — BuzzFeed‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro.

And a confession…

“Both of my suits are Men’s Wearhouse, I’ve worn one to every job interview since ’07.” — Bloomberg BNA’s Alex Parker.

Reporter irked by visitor’s badges

“Pet peeve? News conferences filled with people with visitors badges.” — Roll Call Senate reporter Niels Lesniewski.

On Gandolfini’s death

“In every great Tony Soprano scene I watch, I’m drawn to how great other actors appear. Big testament to James Gandolfini’s talent.” — NPR “Morning Edition” Editor Arnie Seipel.

Crime reporter’s neighbors catch mugger

“My neighbors helped catch a College Park mugger this morning. What have you done today? dccrimestories.com” — Scott McCabe, former crime reporter for the Washington Examiner.

 

 

A New Role For Roll Call’s Niels Lesniewski

Things are looking up for Niels Lesniewski. Thought to be among the smartest minds on Congress, he has even been referred to as a “young David Hawkings.” Lesniewski (pronounced Neels Les-new-ski) is joining Roll Call‘s leadership team as a Senate reporter. He moves from CQ Roll Call, where he has been covering the Senate for their Legislative Action operation.

See the internal memo…in which Roll Call Editor Scott Montgomery begins with a phrase that is an absolute no-no to news reporters: “I know this note isn’t breaking any news…” WHAT?!

Changes to CQ-Roll Call‘s Legislative Tracking Team

Last week, CQ-Roll Call announced changes to their Legislative Tracking team. Mike Teitelbaum has been promoted to Transcripts editor. Will Matthews has assumed a key leadership role on the schedules team, spearheading the other news events section of Schedules for Daybook Editor Bob Healy. Additionally, Niels Lesniewski and Ben Weyl were welcomed to the team.

Memo from John Dineen announcing the changes after the jump.

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