Posts Tagged ‘Jen Bendery’
We’re certain Jen Bendery will not miss her White House pool duty, as happened by mistake last week when her publication (NOT HER) went all Seasonique on Bloomberg’s Ed Chen by forgetting to show for Pool duty. Chen then went a little emotionally postal on Roll Call.
Last week Bendery said the White House post was just in the “interim”. Today Editor Charlie Mitchell made it official and sent an announcement to staff today giving Bendery the title.
All the best to Bendery in her new position.
Please note: It was not Bendery’s fault that Pool duty was missed. Keith Koffler was supposed to be on the schedule, but has since left the publication.
See Mitchell’s internal memo after the jump…
Roll Call’s new possible motto for White House duty: “Who says ‘that time of the month’ has to be EVERY month?”
Ed Chen, of Bloomberg News who heads up the White House Correspondents’ Association, handled Pool Duty this morning in place of what was supposed to be Roll Call’s spot.
“Missing pool duty is pretty bad,” said a White House correspondent.
The White House puts out a list out a month in advance. It’s alphabetical, “so you pretty much know when your times coming around, or should I say, when your time of the month is,” the scribe said.
Roll Call is said to be replacing former White House reporter Keith Koffler soon, who resigned for another undisclosed White House reporting position. The name floating behind the scenes is Jennifer Bendery.
We’ll keep you posted.
Internal memos, obtained by FishbowlDC…
From Roll Call’s Charlie Mitchell:
I am pleased to announce that Associate Editor Erin Billings is shifting her focus to take over editing responsibilities for the online reporting team.
Erin will be leaving the Senate reporting team as she concentrates on
providing day-to-day (often minute-to-minute) leadership to our online news efforts. We all hate losing Erin the Reporter, but Erin the Editor is going to be a great leader and a critical player in Roll Call’s continued success.
In addition, Lauren Whittington and Paul Singer will also assume the
Associate Editor title. Lauren has rejoined Team Politics on a full-time basis and has been splitting responsibilities between editing and writing.
Her new title reflects the player/coach role that she has been playing and will continue to perform.
Likewise, Paul has assumed many responsibilities as our chief investigative reporter, and his new title reflects his evolving position as a leader of our overall investigative strategy. Paul has been and will be a key adviser and strategist for investigative pieces developed throughout the staff, and his new title formalizes this role.
I hope everyone will join me in congratulating Erin, Lauren and Paul for jobs well done — and for taking up new challenges that will help define the future of our great publication.
From The Hill’s Hugo Gurdon:
I’m very pleased to be able to tell you that we have hired Silla
Brush, formerly the lead congressional reporter at US News & World Report, to be our Business & Lobbying reporter covering taxes, corporate governance and Wall Street political intelligence. He will start in the newsroom on Monday, Oct. 20.
This hire is the first in a new phase of expansion that will add
extra depth to our news coverage, and further entrench The Hill’s big lead over rivals in covering the nexus of business and politics.
More great hires are in the pipeline, and I will let you know about
Good morning Washington. It’s the birthday of Kofi Annan and Chuck Todd! And, on this day in 1986, Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. And TVNewser gives us an update on Tucker Carlson’s TV show. Speaking of TV, ruin your morning TV folks by finding out how your salary compares to that of your colleagues.
A tipster tell us that at the end of the WaPo’s Pulitzer ceremony yesterday (see their coverage today), “they had a moment of silence for the families of the Va. Tech victims. They’re giving the prize money to a Va. Tech charity.” We should also note that the WaPo’s Ann Hornaday was a Pulitzer finalist in the “Criticism” category (“for her perceptive movie reviews and essays, reflecting solid research and an easy, engaging style”).
Quickly navigate Morning Reading List:
Michael Meehan” has joined Virilion as Senior Vice President. Also, Melissa Boasberg has joined the firm as Vice President.
The ‘YouTube Voter Video on C-SPAN’ initiative is an Internet/cable broadcast collaboration centered around the upcoming Pennsylvania primary that encourages voters to respond to the question ‘What issue in this election is most important to you, and why?’”