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Roll Call’s Christina Bellantoni Selected for Harvard University Fellowship

Washington, D.C.--Today, Harvard University announced Roll Call's associate politics editor Christina Bellantoni as one of its prestigious Institute of Politics fellows for the fall semester.

Bellantoni and five other fellows will each lead undergraduate study groups through the Institute at the Kennedy School. She will focus broadly on the media echo chamber and presidential politics, given her experience in Washington and on the campaign trail in 2007 and 2008. She will host distinguished guests from the political and journalism worlds for off-the-record discussions over the course of the semester. The other Harvard fellows are: Ron Christie, Tad Devine, Linda Moore Forbes, Steve Grand and Diane Casey-Landry.

"I am thrilled for Christina on this well-deserved and uniquely noteworthy achievement," said Roll Call's editor, Scott Montgomery. "While we will dearly miss her presence in the Roll Call newsroom during the fall semester, we look forward to having one of Roll Call's best editors stationed in Boston and contributing her political insights about the GOP presidential primary in New Hampshire and Massachusetts politics."

Bellantoni will remain part of the Roll Call staff during her fellowship and continue to contribute stories and retain some of her editing responsibilities during her time in Cambridge.

View Harvard University's press release and more details about the program here: www.iop.harvard.edu

Background on Christina Bellantoni:

Christina Bellantoni is an associate politics editor at Roll Call. She joined the team in October 2010. Previously, Bellantoni worked as a senior reporter-blogger at Talking Points Memo's Washington bureau covering the White House and Washington at large from October 2009 through October 2010. She helped launch a major expansion for TPM, getting the political news site into the White House Correspondents Association and the White House press pool. Bellantoni covered national politics and the health care debate as TPM experienced record growth.