I’m pleased to announce that Susan Ferrechio, a standout reporter for Congressional Quarterly and an experienced newspaper hand, is joining the Examiner as Chief Congressional Correspondent.
At CQ, Susan has concentrated on the House leadership, covering events in Congress from the top down and explaining how they are intertwined with behind-the-scenes politics. She has written about how major legislation is shaped, covered various committees (including ethics) and pitched in on Senate coverage.
She is one of the five elected members of the Standing Committee of Correspondents, which is responsible for approving credentials for print reporters in the House and Senate and handling all matters involving the print press in Congress. The committee also makes arrangements for print media access to the 2008 Democratic and Republican political conventions.
Before coming to CQ, Susan spent nearly two years at the Miami Herald, covering the Broward County School District, the fifth largest system in the nation and an intensely competitive beat. She also played a major role in the Herald’s coverage of the 2000 presidential recount in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Prior to working at the Herald, she spent nearly four years at the Washington Times, covering education in the Washington suburbs and education legislation in Congress.
Like a lot of Examiner staffers, Susan can claim a distant connection to the paper: One of early jobs was covering Arlington County for the Fairfax Journal.
She and her husband Doug McKelway, an anchor of Channel 7′s Good Morning Washington, live in McLean with their son Alexander.