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Bannon Returns To SiriusXM - 12/6 - Breitbart chairman and former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon is returning as a radio talk show host, SiriusXM has announced. Before joining President Trump's campaign and then the White House, Bannon was a regular weekend host. He will now host "Breitbart News Daily" each weekday from 6 AM to 9 AM. More at washingtonexaminer.com.....

Josh Dawsey Joins Washington Post - 11/7 - Josh Dawsey joins the White House reporting team at the Washington Post. He comes from Politico, where he has covered the White House for the past year. Dawsey previously worked for the Wall Street Journal, where he covered New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.....

Halperin Faces Sexual Harassment Claims - 10/26 - DC-based political reporter Mark Halperin faces multiple claims of sexual harassment from women. He currently works for NBC News and its sister MSNBC, and has in the past worked for ABC News and Bloomberg Politics and NBC. More at nytimes.com and washingtonpost.com.....

Laura Barrón-López Joins Examiner - 10/17 - Laura Barrón-López will join the Washington Examiner as a political reporter on October 23 based out of Washington. In this new role at the Capitol Hill news organization, she will cover the Democratic Party and Democratic lawmakers in Congress as they work their way toward the 2018 midterm elections and the presidential election two years later. Previously, Barron-Lopez covered Congress for the Huffington Post, and before that she was a reporter at the Hill, covering energy and environment policy. Her writing has been published in E&E News, the Oregonian, and the OC Register.....

Politico Launches London Playbook - 9/5 - Arlington-nased Politico unveils its London Playbook, the third international power center to get a dedicated Playbook, joining the mutli-faceted global franchise. With Jack Blanchard, a veteran political reporter who comes to Politico from the Daily Mirror. "London Playbook will connect the most important players in politics, policy and business with each other in the British capital - and, at this historic moment for transatlantic relations, with their peers across the Atlantic in the US and the Channel in Europe," says Matt Kaminski, executive editor of Politico Europe.....

Newseum President Resigns - 8/29 - Jeffrey Herbst, president and chief executive of DC's Newseum, stepped down on Monday as the news gathering museum's board announced a full-blown review of its long-troubled finances. According to washingtonpost.com, the review could result in the sale of the landmark building on Pennsylvania Avenue. The Newseum will remain open while the financial review takes place, according to a statement from the Freedom Forum, the creator and primary benefactor of the Newseum.....

Michael Scherer Joins WaPo - 8/28 - Michael Scherer joins the Washington Post as a national political reporter. He's been Time's Washington bureau chief since 2013, overseeing political coverage in the magazine and online. During his career, Scherer has also worked for Salon.com, Mother Jones, and the Columbia Journalism Review. More at washingtonpost.com.....

Rosemary Harold Gets New FCC Title - 6/22 - Rosemary Harold will be the new chief of the Enforcement Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission. She's an FCC veteran, having been former Republican Commissioner Rob McDowell's legal advisor for media and broadband and also deputy chief of the Media Bureau. Before that, Harold was a reporter and bureau chief of the Miami Herald and an editor at DC-based C-SPAN.....

Rosenworcel Returns To FCC - 6/15 - Jessica Rosenworcel has being chosen by the White House as the Federal Communications Communication's second Democrat. That's a return to the Commission for her after the Trump Administration failed to OK her renomination in January, after she'd served for five years as a commissioner.....

Josh Pollack Joins NAB - 6/14 - Josh Pollack joins the DC-based National Association Of Broadcasters as vice president of government relations. He replaces Jamie Gillespie who left NAB to work for 21st Century Fox. From 2012 to 2017, Pollack was special assistant to the president for legislative affairs in the Obama White House.....

Tom Rogan To Examiner - 5/30 - Tom Rogan joins the political commentary team at the Washington Examiner. He's a DC-based writer who specializes in foreign policy. Rogan has previously written for National Review Online, the Daily Telegraph, Opportunity Lives, the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, the Atlantic, and CNN. He was a panelist and producer on "The McLaughlin Group" from 2014 to 2016, and is a frequent guest on Fox News and the BBC.....

Brian Hart To FCC Media Relations - 5/2 - Brian Hart is the new head of media relations at the DC-based Federal Communications Commission. He had been communications director for Missouri Senator Roy Blunt, and did staff work for then-Senators Sam Brownback and Judd Gregg - all Republicans. Hart has also worked outside government with Hill & Knowlton Strategies, Ketchum Public Relations, H&R Block, and the Southeastern Conference.....

Brietbart Rejected For Capitol Press Pass - 4/27 - Breitbart News Network, a conservative media organization once headed by Stephen Bannon, a top adviser to President Trump, isn't qualified to hold a congressional press pass. According to weashingtonpost.com, a committee of journalists who oversee news media access to Congress decided to table indefinitely a Breitbart request for press accreditation. Breitbart had formally applied several months ago for passes that enable reporters to freely move about the heavily guarded Capitol.....

Michael Falcone To WaPo - 4/25 - Michael Falcone joins the Washington Post's Live team as executive producer. He comes from six years at ABC News, where he served as deputy political director and senior Washington editor. Before ABC, Falcone was politics editor at the Huffington Post and a reporter at Politico and the New York Times. More at washingtonpost.com.....

Fox's Heather Nauert Joins State Department - 4/25 - Fox News anchor Heather Nauert (right) has been hired by the State Department to be its spokesperson. She has been a news anchor on "Fox And Friends" since 2012 and has been with Fox News and WNYW, New York City's local Fox TV station, for most of the past 20 years. However, between 2005 and 2007 she worked for ABC News. More at thehill.com.....

WaPo's Costa To Moderate "Washington Week" - 4/21 - Channel 26/WETA names Robert Costa, who is a political reporter for the Washington Post, as the new moderator of "Washington Week," the PBS weekly news analysis series. Produced at the WETA studios in Arlington since 1967, the show features a roundtable of journalists discussing the current political landscape. Costa becomes the eight moderator of "Washington Week," following the death of Gwen Ifill, who had served in the role since October 1999. Several guest moderators, including Costa, had filled in on a temporary basis in the interim. Costa will continue in work with the Post and as a political analyst and contributor to many network television news programs. More at weta.org.....

Sinclair Hires Former Trump Spokesman - 4/18 - NewsBlues tells us that Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcasting Group has hired former White House spokesman Boris Epshteyn as its "chief political analyst." He'll appear regularly on Sinclair's 173 owned-and-operated television stations, including DC's Channel 7/WJLA and NewsChannel 8. Epshteyn abruptly left the White House in March, without explanation.....

Travis Tritten To Examiner - 3/20 - Veteran defense correspondent Travis Tritten joins the Washington Examiner as a defense and national security writer. He will team up with national security reporter Jamie McIntyre and senior editor Dave Brown, contributing to Examiner's website, print magazine, and morning newsletter, "Daily On Defense." Tritten had covered military issues for Stars And Stripes.....

Politico Playbook Launches Afternoon Tip Sheet - 3/20 - Politico Playbook launches Playbook Power Briefing, an afternoon tip sheet to complement the morning's Playbook that provides readers with "everything they need to know about the rest of the day's media narrative - from breaking news to a look inside the rooms where decisions are made," according to a company release. It will be co-authored by Anna Palmer, Jake Sherman, and Daniel Lippman. The trio took over Playbook in July 2016.....

Trump Plans Big Cut For CPB - 3/16 - President Donald Trump made good on a long-time conservative goal in his first proposed budget - targeting the Corporation For Public Broadcasting for complete elimination. Trump's budget would zero out the $445 million budget for the DC-based CPB, a relatively small source of funding for programming and broadcast operations on public TV stations and NPR radio stations nationwide. More at thewrap.com.....

WaPo's Chris Cillizza Joins CNN - 3/13 - The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza is joining CNN Politics as a reporter and editor-at-large, with a digital presence and an on-air role. The left-leaning Cillizza is leaving behind the blog known as The Fix he built at the Post over more than a decade. The Fix has since expanded and now includes a team of bloggers and editors. Cillizza will also be ending his role as a contributor at MSNBC when he joins CNN. "I've been looking for the opportunity to do it all under one roof," Cillizza says. "Having a place to do the writing and the television piece and do it all under one umbrella - that's a pretty unique deal. It's not easy to find." Politico has more.....

FCC's Pai Gets Trump's Approval For 5-Year Term - 3/8 - Trump's happy enough with Ajit Pai to nominate him for a five-year Federal Communications Commission term as chairman. That was apparently what Pai's Oval Office visit on Monday was about - the president told him he'd be getting a full five years at the Commission. Trump had already bumped Pai from commissioner to chairman, but his current term would expire at year-end. According to Tom Taylor Now, we knew "regulatory weed-wacker" Pai was eager to reverse some of his predecessor's policies, and perhaps one of the audiences he had in mind was Trump. Republican and Kansas native Pai joined the Commission in 2012.....

Gustafson Joins NAB - 2/15 - Nicole Gustafson, who most recently worked for the NFL, joins the DC-based National Association Of Broadcasters as vice president of public policy and government. Before the NFL, she worked on Capitol Hill for a number House and Senate members.....



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