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First Day on the Job for Wallsten, Mitra, and Goldberg

A big FishbowlDC congrats to Sujata Mitra, Peter Wallsten, and Susan Goldberg -all of whom are starting new jobs today!

Mitra was hired away from CQ Roll Call back in December. She will be HuffPo’s new Director of Communications of News and Politics. Wallsten was promoted to Deputy National Political Editor at WaPo shortly before Christmas. And Goldberg, formerly of Bloomberg News, is now National Geographic‘s Executive Editor.

If you see any of these cats around town, make sure to give em a high-five and/or buy them a drink. But remember – always high-five before drinks. Otherwise it could get messy…

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FBDC’s 12 Stories of Christmas

We understand if checking up on FishbowlDC wasn’t exactly your top priority this holiday season -you had a lot going on. But we’d hate for you to miss out on all the stuff we posted between Christmas and New Year’s just because of silly things like shopping and eating and spending time with family and drinking copious amounts of spiced liquor. Therefore, we’ve compiled a helpful round-up of the 12 biggest FishbowlDC stories you might have missed while you were away. You’re welcome.

Peruse below at your leisure:

Olivia Petersen Moves Up the Line at Politico

Mike Semel Upped at WaPo to Local Editor

NBC Considering Nixing ‘Meet the Press’?

Confusion Reigns at TWT

What Do These Journos Want for Christmas?

Former NRSC Spox Brian Walsh Gets Engaged

Neil Irwin Ditches WaPo for NYT

FishbowlDC’s Top Ten List of Top Ten Lists

Peter Wallsten Upped at WaPo

Ben Terris Leavs NJ for WaPo

Your Favorite FBDC Stories of 2013

DC Pubs’ Top Stories of 2013

Peter Wallsten Upped at WaPo

Political writer Peter Wallsten has been named Deputy National Political Editor at WaPo. The promotion was announced by the Politics team before Christmas. In his new capacity, Wallsten has been charged with “infusing [WaPo's] enterprise reporting with his sophisticated and unconventional approach to politics. The priority will be on telling readers things they don’t know that they actually want or need to know.”

Before joining WaPo, Wallsten covered national politics for the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. Before coming to Washington, he covered state politics as a Tallahassee reporter for the newspaper formerly known as the St. Petersburg Times and as state capital bureau chief for the Miami Herald. Wallsten starts work January 6.

A big FishbowlDC congrats on the new gig, Peter!

A Soirée for Manuel Roig-Franzia

An unusual group of Washington journos is convening on June 23 at the home of Politico‘s Lois Romano and politico bigwig Sven Holmes to celebrate The Rise of Marco Rubio by WaPo‘s Manuel Roig-Franzia. Expect to sip on cocktails made with special rum from the Shapira Family Distillery. The book is scheduled for release on June 19.

Apart from Romano and Holmes, the journalists and publicist types on the host committee are: Robert Draper, a contributor to GQ and NYT Mag, WaPo “In the Loop” writer Al Kamen (who almost never makes appearances on the Washington cocktail circuit), Michael Manganiello, a partner at HCM Strategists, WaPo’s Maralee Schwartz, Ian Shapira and Peter Wallsten, and SKDKnickerbocker’s Jill Zuckman.

Please note: Sven Holmes’ title is so crazy Washington long that we’re putting it after the jump.

Correction: The invitation read Ira Shapira and has since been corrected as has our post above. Thanks to AnonymASS who alerted us by writing in this: “It’s IAN Shapira not IRA … espeically if you’re touting his family’s spirits company, you would think you’d know how to get his name correct.” — Thanks Ass, you’re right and that is just lovely.

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POTUS’ Smoking Cessation Strategy: Celery Sticks

Ever since Politico‘s Amie Parnes wrote in early February that FLOTUS said her husband POTUS had kicked his smoking habit for “almost” a year, we wondered how on earth he was getting through those cravings.

Big sigh of relief. WaPo’s Peter Wallsten filled us in on that and a mix of pointless and amusing details about President Obama‘s interviews as of late with local TV stations. We now know that he has been offered lemon martinis in Miami. He shockingly thinks Americans who help Mexican drug cartels ought to go to jail. He gets points for an off the cuff wardrobe malfunction remark. The Sunday story points out that this is the president’s strategy has been to target 13 local stations in battleground states.

On smoking: Forget the patch or lashing out at strangers. Celery apparently works just fine.

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Morning Reading List 10.21.09

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Hanson spotting. What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | AWARDS & EVENTS | REVOLVING DOOR | IN MEMORIAM

NEWSPAPERS

E&P: “Wash Post” Salon Issue Raises Ethics Concerns About Brauchli.

TV

CNN’s Don Lemon joined the Morning Media Menu earlier to talk iReport, Twitter and user generated content.

We told you last week that George Stephanopoulos‘ duties would be increasing at ABC- he’ll be Diane Sawyer‘s primary substitute anchor of “World News” come January when she takes over for Charlie Gibson. Now he’s name is being circulated as Sawyer’s replacement as “GMA” anchor. More in LAT.

Anderson Cooper 360″ correspondent and weekend CBS “Early Show” co-anchor Erica Hill is expecting.

MAGAZINES

A statement from Newsweek on the release of journalist Maziar Bahari: “We are delighted to announce that Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari has arrived in London in time to witness the upcoming birth of his first child. The editors of Newsweek, Maziar, and his bride Paola Gourley would like to thank the thousands of friends, colleagues and well-wishers around the world whose support over the last few months has helped to make this moment possible. Your efforts have been invaluable, and the family is deeply grateful. They ask only that they be allowed some time alone together now after their long and trying separation.”

NEWS NOTES

Andrew Breitbart is poised to unveil a new ACORN video on BigGovernment.com today.

REVOLVING DOOR

LAT‘s Peter Wallsten is moving to WSJ to cover national politics from DC.

AWARDS & EVENTS

Jimmy Kimmel wil emcee the National Italian American Foundation 34th Anniversary Gala Saturday at the Hilton Washington. CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo, Justice Samuel Alito and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are among those expected to attend.

IN MEMORIAM

AP: Jack Nelson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who covered the civil rights movement and the Watergate scandal for the Los Angeles Times, has died. Nelson, 80, died at home early Wednesday.

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