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Examiner Loses Gossip Columnist, WaPo Mobile Gains a Designer

After about a year and a half at The Washington Examiner Katy Adams is calling it quits. She joined the newspaper in August of 2010 as a writer for its “Yeas and Nays” gossip column. Before that she worked as a producer at Fox 5.

We received the tip that Adams was leaving the Examiner on Tuesday, but a rumor about her departure has been circling for a couple months. She was seen less and less around town at events that she would otherwise typically cover for Yeas and Nays. We heard she might be looking into grad school or a career change altogether.

We emailed Adams for comment on her departure. Here’s what she said:

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the last year and a half as a Yeas & Nays columnist for The Washington Examiner. I’ve compiled a rather diverse resume, hitting multiple angles, levels and viewpoints within the industry. I’m leveraging that work experience and relationships to pursue other opportunities.”

Editor Stephen Smith told FBDC, “Sad to say, Katy is leaving. She has some other things she wants to pursue that made it impossible for her to stay as a Yeas & Nays reporter, which is a full-time job and then some. She’s done a fabulous job for us, so I really regret her departure. The job is easy to fill, but awfully hard to fill well. We’ve got a couple people we’re considering, but please alert us if you know anyone with good Washington sources and a feel for the high life here.”

Meanwhile, Tim Wong is leaving WBJ as its Design Editor for a new position at WaPo. He’ll be joining the digital design team to work on its mobile products.

“The position seemed like a unique opportunity that would give me more exposure to the digital side of the industry,” Wong told FBDC. “This was the right thing to do for my career as a visual journalist. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the job evolves and grows.”

Wong said his last day at WBJ is Jan. 27.

Congratulations to both.

DISCLOSURE: I got got my start in D.C news media as an intern at “Yeas and Nays” under Adams and her co-columnist Nikki Schwab.

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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.


 

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Advice for stupid politicians

“I don’t know why these people don’t understand how to use Twitter. There’s a way to direct message someone privately and people keep tweeting to everyone. It’s like these perverted politicians. It’s like you can send a direct message, you don’t have to tell everyone you’re to f–k someone.” — E! late night talk show host Chelsea Handler on her program this week.

Designer faces wisdom teeth removal

“Dr. Corcoran was super pleasant… getting these babies ripped out of my mouth in 3 weeks… eek! (@ Dr. Corcoran)” — Washington Business Journal designer Tim Wong, who does not yet know whether he’s going under anesthesia for the procedure.

New nominations we received for Howiella (The Hill‘s Judy Kurtz) new nickname: Lil Hweezie, Young Keezie, Kurtzie Pie, and Lil Kurtzie.

Bio of the Day

NBC’s Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert: “Cover Capitol Hill for NBC News. Been sweating it out in the streets of a runaway American dream since 1985.”

Ezzy eats pizza pie in Seattle

“What I’ve learned today: Washington? Unspeakably terrible right now. The food at Serious pies in Seattle? Really great.” — WaPo‘s Ezra Klein. Watch out Seattle. He’s in your fair city for APSA (American Political Science Association). This pie has sausage and Ez is a vegetarian, so he’s not likely eating this. But you get the idea. This pizza comes from Serious pie.

A lesson in translation and what to ask

“Speaker keeps saying ‘respectfully’ the same way people say ‘no offense’ right before telling someone they’re dumb and ugly.” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman. Also this: “Carney said he spent morning with POTUS and date flap never came up. Maybe he should’ve asked POTUS since he’s the press sec.”

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Beauty and the Guido: “Colorado’s rocked so far! At the Steamboat Institute now and hung out with @michellemalkin yesterday.” — Washington’s version of “The Situation” Jason Mattera, Editor of Human Events, in a Friday tweet with the accompanying photograph. We prefer Mattera’s usual wife beater tank to this shapeless snow-patterned purplish T. It looks like he found the elusive Michael Stars – Grimace collection. They tried it once in the mid-90′s but never spoke of it again.

Media elitism

“I go to Whole Foods, other people go to Walmart. There’s a difference.” — The Daily Caller media writer Matt Lewis on media elitism and what it means on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday in response to Texas GOP Gov. and presidential hopeful Rick Perry getting “pounded by the press.” Lewis remarked that this cultural bias is even more prevalent than a liberal bias. Later he opined that President Obama going to “hoity-toity” Martha’s Vineyard doesn’t make for good optics.

Astute observation

“CONNOISSEURS of Sunday-morning TV noticed that ‘This Week’ today revived the more urgent, David Brinkley-era opening music.” — Politico‘s Mike Allen in a weekend Playbook observation.

What is not journalism

“How sad that campaign ‘journalism’ has now devolved into, Is so-and-so going to run?? #thatsnotjournalism” — Media MattersEric Boehlert in a weekend tweet.

And this…

“This is par for the course for Politico. I brought this up on another story and they said they had it first but were just waiting to ‘report out the details.’ Politico, waiting to break news?” — Anonymous Tipster in response to our story, “Politico Behaves Unprofessionally.”

Hairless in D.C.

“There’s a laser hair removal Groupon for the Washington area twice a week, at least. At this rate, #DC should be hairless by 2013.” WaPo Express News Editor Sara Schwartz in a weekend tweet.

Future weatherman

“It’s raining it’s ass off in suburban MD/DC… yeesh!” — Washington Business Journal designer Tim Wong in a Sunday tweet.

En route to Mongolia

“You’ll next hear from us from Ulan Bator, something pooler never thought he’d have the chance to say just a few weeks ago.” — LAT‘s Mike Memoli in a Sunday night VPOTUS Pool Report from China. Ulan Bator is the capital of Mongolia.

Journo Love

“Whole lotta Twitter love for @SavannahGuthrie’s first time filling in on @MeetThePress today.” — NYT Brian Stelter in a Sunday tweet.

Where does Bret Baier shop?

A follower asks FNC’s Bret Baier: “Where do you purchase majority of your shirts/ties from? Good looking combos.” Baier replied, “Most are Brooks Brothers.”

Arianna tweaks Weiner

“And on the pretty geeky side of the news ledger, it was announced that ‘retweet’ and ‘sexting’ have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. No word on whether @RepWeiner feels validated.” – HuffPost/AOL Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington in her “Sunday Roundup.”

Seeing the glass half full…

“So the only good thing about waiting 20 minutes for a train is that I finally got to read about Kim kardashian’s over the top wedding.” — Netcentric editor and writer Elizabeth Brotherton in a weekend tweet. She was formerly an HOH writer for Roll Call.

The media critic

“Peggy Noonan’s wrong that Obama doesn’t have a solid base of people who ‘love’ him. Cheap shot w no data to back up” — NBC’s Domenico Montanaro in a Sunday tweet on WSJ Columnist Peggy Noonan, who appeared on NBC’s “MTP” on Sunday.

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