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The Atlantic Welcomes Denise Kersten Wills and Sophie Gilbert as Senior Editors

Sophie Gilbert

Sophie Gilbert

The Atlantic today announced the addition of two new senior editors – Sophie Gilbert, as senior editor of the iPad app The Atlantic Weekly, and Denise Kersten Wills, as senior editor of the magazine.

Gilbert was most recently the arts editor at Washingtonian and has written for The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Slate. In 2007, she moved to the US from London to pursue a masters in magazine journalism at NYU while interning for Vogue and Slate.

Denise Wills

Denise Wills

Wills joins The Atlantic from POLITICO magazine – which she helped launch in late 2013 – serving as a senior editor. Prior to that, she spent five years as an editor at Washingtonian and was a staff correspondent for Atlantic’s Government Executive magazine from 2004 – 05.

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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Alert the proper authorities…

“Just became That Journalist who takes swigs of Pepto-Bismol at their desk.” — WaPo Express’s Sara Schwartz.

There are stupid questions

“Is this a stupid question?” — Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch reporter Corbin Hiar in reaction to this: RT @HuffingtonPost Is Hitler’s book ‘the perfect present’? Read here. (Corbin was previously an editor at HuffPost.)

In case anyone was panicking…

“Guys, Louis C.K. is hosting the Radio & TV correspondent’s dinner, not the White House one. Calm yourselves.” — Washingtonian‘s Sophie Gilbert.

Pundit says Obama should confront Sensenbrenner

“Should Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner apologize to First Lady? or should Prez Obama place a long distance collect call & check him for rudeness?” — Democratic pundit Donna Brazile.

A journo’s drink of choice

“Riding dirty – hot chocolate with whiskey.” — Labor journo Mike Elk.

Convo Between Two Media Types

Daily Caller‘s Matt Lewis: “@KevinMaddenDC I’m planning to say stuff on TV that you’ll be blamed for.” GOP Consultant Kevin Madden: “@mattklewis the price you pay for gray sideburns. haha.”

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Nothing better than getting out of work at caught-in-the-rain o’clock #whine #wine.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler. Please, someone bring the JournoList back so we don’t have to hear these and other profound thoughts of what the NYT calls “Washington’s media elite.”

 

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quotes of the Day


Washington reacts to Conrad Murray verdict

“GUILTY VERDICT IN MICHAEL JACKSON CASE – INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER: (By the way, the cheering is really creepy.)” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren.

“Whew. That medical license is donezo. #conradmurray” — ABC7 News Reporter Jummy Olabanji.

“#ConradMurray #guiltyverdict ::yawn::” — Washington Business Journal designer Tim Wong.

Words of wisdom

“Enjoy these scandals while you can. When Romney’s the nominee, best we’ll get is a woman who says she saw him drink coffee once. ” — Slate’s Dave Weigel. (At right, the Chinese symbol for wisdom.)

Tricks of the Trade

“Cain tic: when asked q he doesn’t have answer for, he repeats the q. Amazing footage from Newt debate.” — Politico‘s Jonathan Martin. Watch here.

Disturbing Headline of the Day: “Panda urinates on sleeping pal’s face, then has a chuckle with friends?” — HuffPost. Watch video here.

A call for a pause

“Unless the next piece of news to break is that my apartment’s on fire, I’m not interested. That’ll do, Monday.” — The Hill‘s (soon to be Reuters) White House Correspondent Sam Youngman.

Bad Sex 101

“My friend just asked me ‘how do you know if you’re having bad sex?’ Um, if you have to ask.” — Ali Wentworth, comedian and wife to GMA’s George Stephanopoulos.

Pig journalism

Great day for a wet T-shirt contest!! RT @MichelleFields: Of course I spill coffee all over my shirt right before my Fox interview. — Pantsless conservative blogger and BigGov contributor Dan Riehl.

The Nostradamus of D.C. journalism

“Watch for White House news today. Obama tends to dump big ones when everyone’s distracted with frivolities.” –  Washington Examiner‘s David Freddoso.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“A wonderful morning stroll thru London’s Borough Market, where I met @sophiegg’s mother at her Wild Beef stand in Jubilee Market. Who knew?” — Washingtonian Editor Garrett Graff‘s trip to London. We had a plethora of “who cares?” tweets from him, but we went with this one. By the way, Sophie Gilbert covers culture for Washingtonian. We hope Graff enjoyed his encounter at the Wild Beef stand.


 

Haddad and Fischer Host Luxe Lunch for McCormick

You know you’re one hell of a flack when a flock of journos bust their midday beat to break bread in your honor.  And such is the case of Kelley McCormick,  former partner at Qorvis Communications and Reese Witherspoon lookalike.  McCormick and her new role as Gibraltar Associates COO were toasted yesterday at a swanky lunch hosted by “Meet the Press” EP Betsy Fischer and the one and only Tammy Haddad.

Nearly 40 guests mingled over champagne before sitting down to a three-course wine luncheon of split pea soup with creme fraiche, bacon-garnished crab cake and tasty dessert.  Both Fischer and Haddad shared kind words about their friend before Gibraltar CEO Eric Bovim raised a glass to McCormick, gushing “I can’t imagine doing this without her.”

Attendees of the fancy-pants lunch fete included Politico’s Mike Allen, NBC White House producer Alicia Jennings, WaPo’s Amy Argetsinger, Examiner’s Nikki Schwab, The Hill’s Kate Oczypok, DC’s Karen Sommer Shalett, Janet Donovan, Cap File’s Kate Bennett and Sarah Schaffer, Huffington Post’s Christina Wilkie, Kiki Ryan, Bloomberg’s Ha Chan, Tracy Sefl, Washingtonian’s Sophie Gilbert, Washington Life‘s Michael Clements, Emily Lenzner, Poshbrood’s Elizabeth Thorp, Twitter’s Adam Sharp, WBJ‘s Jen Nycz-Conner and SELF‘s Marc Adleman.  Congrats to Kelley!

L to R: Betsy Fischer, Mike Allen, Kate Bennett, Halle Mayes, Tammy Haddad, Marc Adelman, Kelley McCormick.

*All photos courtesy of Haddad Media.

Journos Under the Grand Chapiteau

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Droves of journalists swarmed National Harbor last night for the media preview of Cirque du Soleil’s traveling spectacle, “Ovo.” Reporters from nearly every Washington news outlet were in attendance to indulge in complimentary pop, popcorn and one of the finest Cirque performances this blogger has ever seen.

Under the grand chapiteau FishbowlDC spotted WaPo’s Vicky Hallet, Michael O’Sullivan and Nelson Pressley, WTOP’s Richard Day, Washington Life’s John Arundel and Michael Clements, Fox 5′s Steve Chenevey (who was also spotted at Lady Gaga on Tuesday), WBJ’s Missy Frederick, Washingtonian’s Sophie Gilbert, CBS Radio’s Guy Lambert, Hot 99.5′s Samy K (also at Gaga on Tues), HuffPo’s Stephanie Green, CNN’s Padma Rama, Pamela’s Punch’s Pamela Sorensen, TBD’s Maura Judkis and the Examiner’s Nikki Schwab.

And these days you can’t shake a stick without hitting a few reality stars. Last night our stick hit Blonde Charity Mafia’s Katherine Kennedy, as well as Real Housewives of DC stars Lynda Erkiletian, Paul Wharton and Ebong Eka (all sans camera).

Cirque’s Ovo runs at National Harbor until October 24, 2010. It truly is a wonderful show and in my humble opinion, a much more robust experience than seeing a performance in Vegas. It’s worth every penny and the pilgrimage to PG County.

For more info and tickets, click here.

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Another photo of the show after the jump.

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