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CQ RollCall's John M. Donnelly Selected for Seat on the Standing Committee of Correspondents

Washington, D.C.--CQ Roll Call's John M. Donnelly has been selected for a seat on the Standing Committee of Correspondents. The Standing Committee of Correspondents handles accreditation of reporters in the House and Senate daily press galleries, and represents the media before Congress. Donnelly begins his two-year term on February 3, 2012.

Donnelly is a senior writer who covers defense and editor of the Executive Briefing-Defense, a CQ premium blog. He is a former chairman of the National Press Club Board of Governors and continues to serve on the Board.

"John has a deep understanding of the challenges that congressional reporters face," said CQ Roll Call Editorial Director Mike Mills. "He has earned the respect of his colleagues and will be a strong advocate for the Capitol Hill press corps. On behalf of CQ Roll Call, I extend to John our congratulations."

"I look forward to the opportunity to stand up for the rights of the Fourth Estate on Capitol Hill. It's an honor and a privilege to serve on the committee," said Donnelly.

About John M. Donnelly

John M. Donnelly joined Congressional Quarterly in 2004 and is now a senior writer, covering defense and foreign policy issues in Congress and the Pentagon. Prior to that, he worked at Defense Week, beginning in 1995, first as a reporter and later aseditor. His work at Defense Week netted him a bevy of awards for exclusive and investigative reporting. He has authored numerous articles and op-eds for major publications, such as the Economist, the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. He frequently has been a guest or been quoted on radio and TV news programs, from ABC World News Tonight to C-SPAN to National Public Radio toNBC's Meet the Press. He has a weekly spot on national security issues on NewsChannel 8 in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Donnelly serves on the Standing Committee of Correspondents and has been an officer in the National Press Club since 2001. He is a graduate of the College of William & Mary in Virginia and Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C.