CQ Roll Call’s John Reichard to Retire

CQ Roll CallCQ Roll Call HealthBeat editor John Reichard will retire at the end of November, the media company’s chief content officer David Rapp informed colleagues this afternoon. Reichard founded HealthBeat, which was bought by CQ 10 years ago.

Of his 33 year career as a DC journo, Rapp said, “Throughout his career he set the standard for authoritative, timely and objective reporting. He has also developed an avid and loyal following among top-tier policymakers in Washington, who’ve counted on John to keep them up to speed on all manner of policy developments. And he is, without doubt, one of the nicest colleagues in our newsroom.”

HealthBeat Managing Editor Adriel Bettelheim will oversee daily operations of the vertical going forward.