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BGov editor named head of Roll Call

November 14, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

David Rapp, an editor at Bloomberg Government, has been named the new editor of Roll Call.

Rapp 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, Rapp 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 Rapp 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.

“I am thrilled to have David leading Roll Call,” said Susan Benkelman, editorial director of CQ Roll Call, in a statement. “As we prepare to re-launch Roll Call on Nov. 13 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.”

First published in the halls of Capitol Hill in 1955, Roll Call covers the news and analysis of the people, politics, and business of Capitol Hill.

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