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CQ Roll Call Announces David Rapp as Editor of Roll Call

Washington, DC (November 6, 2012) – CQ Roll Call, an Economist Group business, announced today that David Rapp has been named Editor of Roll Call, the news source of Capitol Hill since 1955. He will begin his new position as the top editorial leader, overseeing the newspaper and web site on November 12, 2012.

“I am thrilled to have David leading Roll Call,” said Susan Benkelman, Editorial Director of CQ Roll Call. “As we prepare to re-launch Roll Call on November 13th with expanded coverage, a redesigned print edition, and a free site, David’s track record in leading award-winning publications and in digital publishing makes him an excellent choice to take Roll Call forward. He also knows Capitol Hill as well as anyone in town, so he brings the precise combination of skills and expertise we need for this job.”

On November 13th, the new Roll Call will present readers with the political news they have come to rely on combined with topical policy analysis and legislative schedules that were hallmarks of CQ Today. The new must-read daily print edition will publish Monday through Friday.

“The opportunity to join and lead a publication as revered by its readers as Roll Call is just extraordinary,” said Rapp. “We can't wait to give them the stories they want to read, services they can use for work and life, and a trusted place to share their own ideas and opinions. It's a chance of a lifetime for all of us – reporters, editors and all the denizens of the Capitol community.”

“After working together on the successful re-launch of CQ Weekly some years ago, the opportunity to be reunited with David as the editorial leader of the new Roll Call is particularly exciting for me,” said Beth Bronder, Senior Vice President and publisher of CQ Roll Call. “I'm certain he will create an innovative editorial environment that will produce even more ways for advertisers to deliver their message to our highly engaged Capitol Hill subscribers."

David joined Bloomberg Government in 2011. Prior to that, David was Vice President of Content for the 1105 Government Information Group, a Washington Metro-area publisher of magazines and online services for government IT professionals. In that capacity he also served as Editor-in-Chief of Federal Computer Week, a 25-year-old publication serving thought leaders in the government, information technology, and contracting community.

Before that, David was the top editorial executive of Congressional Quarterly and one of the key players in CQ's transformation from a print-based publisher of a weekly magazine to an online powerhouse of legislative tracking and news analysis. In all David spent 22 years at CQ, starting as a reporter covering agriculture and the congressional budget process and eventually serving as its first Editor of New Media.


About Roll Call
First published in the halls of Capitol Hill in 1955, Roll Call's storied history carries a legacy of objective and non-partisan news and analysis of the people, politics, and personalities of Capitol Hill. From our vetting of Members of Congress to the investigating and uncovering of legislative scandals, the content in Roll Call makes reading it an everyday ritual on Capitol Hill. When Congress goes home to campaign, we hit the road with them. We cover congressional elections in every state in the country, plus national and district-level political trends. And when Congress works until all hours of the night debating a controversial bill, Roll Call reporters are up with them, bringing our readers up to the minute analysis. And now, Roll Call features expanded coverage that includes the legislative and policy news and detailed congressional schedules previously found in CQ Today. Roll Call is published Monday through Friday when Congress is in session, ensuring uninterrupted delivery of the daily congressional intelligence you need.


About CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of timely news, objective facts and analysis, and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, we keep our fingers on the pulse of the legislative process and give our clients the tools they need to maximize their influence. We are the ultimate insiders, and our unmatched network of relationships and expertise has powered the productivity of those who rely on us since 1945.