CQ Roll Call Hires Ed Timms as Roll Call Deputy Editor, Promotes 2

Paul Krawzak and Niels Lesniewski get the promotions.

CQ Roll Call announced the promotion of two staff members and the hire of a new deputy editor for Roll Call.

Ed Timms is coming to CQ Roll Call from The Dallas Morning News to serve as Roll Call’s deputy editor. “Ed is one of the most talented journalists I’ve ever worked with, and he will help make us all better, too,” said Roll Call EIC Melinda Henneberger in a statement. Timms, who starts May 2, has been at the Dallas Morning News since 1978, taking on a variety of reporting and editorial roles there, most recently as an investigative reporter.

Paul Krawzak has been promoted to senior budget reporter. He was previously the budget and policy writer. “Paul embodies the best of CQ News, as his deep knowledge of the federal budget process and top-level contact book keeps us ahead of the competition on where the money is—and where it’s going,” wrote chief content officer David Ellis, CQ news director Steve Komarow and Henneberger in a memo to staff.

Niels Lesniewski has been upped to senior Senate reporter at Roll Call, and will also be contributing to Senate Action Reports. Ellis, Komarow and Henneberger described Lesniewski as the “Bill James of Senate reporters, brightening the Roll Call news report with chambermetrics on the arcane rules of the upper house, the kind of guy who can do an AMA on Reddit about changes to the filibuster, or produce a quick video explaining why 112 delegates could trump the will of Republican voters at this summer’s convention.”