The Messenger hires Holt as politics reporter

Matt Holt has joined The Messenger as a politics reporter, where he will help launch a new daily politics reporter. His tweet reads: “I’m so excited for this opportunity and can’t wait to get started!” Recently, Holt was a staff correspondent for Hotline at the National Journal, where he covered Senate campaigns. Previously, he served […]

National Journal appoints King daily managing editor

Ledyard King has been appointed a daily managing editor at the National Journal. Recently, he was at Gannett | USA Today Network, where he worked for more than 22 years. King wrote for USA Today covering politics, based in the Washington, D.C. bureau. He also covered the federal agencies of education, interior and transportation. He […]

Time hires Racker as a campaigns staff writer

Mini Racker will join Time as a campaigns staff writer to cover the midterms, the 2024 presidential race and national politics. Recently, Racker was a staff correspondent at the National Journal, where she wrote weekly long-form features on national politics that focused on identity, culture, and people. Before that, she was a digital editor and […]

Kraushaar to join Axios as senior politics reporter

Axios has tapped Joshua Kraushaar¬†as a senior politics reporter, writing a Sunday column in the Sneak Peek newsletter. Currently, he is Against the Grain columnist at the National Journal. He also serves as managing editor of political coverage. Against the Grain provides the latest developments from the campaign trail. Previously, he was executive editor of […]

Bado named managing editor of Hotline at National Journal

The National Journal has promoted Kirk A. Bado to the post of managing editor of Hotline, which provides daily political briefings. Bado joined the Journal in 2019 as an Atlantic Media fellow and recently served as House campaign reporter. He was also a digital editor at USA Today and a Pulliam fellow at The Arizona […]

NY Times taps Askarinam as co-host of On Politics

The New York Times has hired Leah Askarinam as co-host of On Politics. She begins Dec. 27. Recently, Askarinam served as editor-in-chief of Hotline at the National Journal. She was also a reporter and analyst at Inside Elections LLC and was an assistant editor at The Atlantic. She was also a fellow at Atlantic Media. […]

Bloomberg Government hires Cohen as congressional reporter

Zach C. Cohen will be joining Bloomberg Government as a congressional reporter on the leadership and elections team. His new role begins next year. Cohen has been a U.S. Senate reporter at the National Journal. Before that, he served as a staff correspondent for Hotline and web producer for Hotline at the Journal. Prior to […]

National Journal associate editor Clearfield set to depart

Alex Clearfield, editor at National Journal and Hotline’s twice-daily campaign newsletters will be leaving after over 4 years. Previously, he served as a general assignment staff writer for both the Journal and Hotline. He has also worked as a legislative researcher and then as a members information researcher at CQ Roll Call. He has also […]

National Journal correspondent Cramer set to depart

Harrison Cramer, defense and foreign policy correspondent at the National Journal, is leaving and heading to a coding bootcamp for the next few months. Cramer has been with the Journal for more than 3 years, joining as an editorial fellow covering politics and policy for Capitol Hill. Then, he served as a national security correspondent. […]