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CQ Roll Call Journalists Win MDDC Press Association Awards

Washington, D.C.--CQ Roll Call is pleased to announce that two reporters received Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia (MDDC) Press Association journalism awards. David Meyers took first place in the sports feature story category for "50 Years of Baseball: A Natural Camaraderie," which detailed the long tradition behind the Congressional baseball game. Amanda Becker received 2nd place for her investigative reporting series entitled "AIPAC's Mideast Airlift," which uncovered Members of Congress traveling overseas through an Ethics Committee loophole. Both entries appeared in print in Roll Call.

The awards were announced at the MDDC Press Association Luncheon on April 20, 2012.

"CQ Roll Call prides itself on producing quality journalism for the Capitol Hill community," said Scott Montgomery, editor of Roll Call. "From covering the Congressional baseball game to investigating lobbying groups, our award-winning news team covers Congress better than anyone. Congratulations to David and Amanda for their much-deserved awards."

David Meyers joined the Roll Call staff in 1996 and spent nine years as managing editor of its print and online editions. Following Roll Call's acquisition of CQ, he was named managing editor of Member Information and Research, and now oversees Politics in America and Congress at Your Fingertips.

Amanda Becker covers ethics and investigations as a staff writer at Roll Call. Prior to joining the influence team, she wrote about law and lobbying for the Washington Post's Capital Business blog and the business of law at the Los Angeles Daily Journal.