Melinda Henneberger Named New Roll Call EIC

Another Bloomberg D.C. bureau loss.

As promised, Roll Call is adding to its ranks, this time by poaching Bloomberg Politics senior writer Melinda Henneberger, who is joining Roll Call as editor in chief. She will also be vice president of CQ Roll Call.

This is not the first time Henneberger has taken on EIC duties; she had previously been founder and editor in chief of AOL’s Politics Daily, moving to the Washington Post after the site folded and Henneberger was laid off in 2011. Moral of the story is Henneberger is becoming something of an orgs-in-transition vet.

In an email to staff, chief content officer David Ellis praised Henneberger as “a champion for telling underreported stories and breaking through the clutter of workaday political coverage.”

“I’ve asked Melinda to join us because I am convinced she has the judgment, vision and strategic sense to bring Roll Call to an even higher level,” he wrote.

Henneberger starts Nov. 2.