New Hires at Government Executive Mag

Government Executive Magazine has hired CQ’s Aliya Sternstein and District transplant Alex Parker. The hires were announced in a memo from Gov Exec Editor Tom Shoop:

I’m very pleased to announce that two talented journalists will be joining the editorial team as staff correspondents:

Aliya Sternstein is our latest addition to the Nextgov team, filling a newly created position. She comes to us from Congressional Quarterly, where she’s been writing about food and product safety and agricultural issues for CQ’s suite of publications. Before that, she was a senior writer at National Journal’s Technology Daily, where she also created a column focused on e-government issues. Prior to that, Aliya was a senior reporter at Federal Computer Week, where she wrote both daily news stories and magazine features. She is a 2002 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Aliya will focus on covering the Obama administration’s use of technology, involving issues of transparency, collaboration and participation by the public. She starts Monday, March 30.

Alex Parker will be on the GovExec side, filling the slot recently vacated by Brittany Ballenstedt on the workforce management beat. He was most recently at the Toledo Blade, where he covered the intersection of federal, state and county government for the Pulitzer Prize-winning paper. Before that, he cut his journalistic teeth as a crime and government reporter at the Lorain (Ohio) Morning Journal. Alex also has completed internships at the Bureau of National Affairs here in Washington and the Atlantic when it was still in Boston. He is a 2004 graduate of Oberlin College. Alex starts Wednesday, April 8.

I feel very fortunate that at this moment in the history of our industry, we are able to replenish and grow our staff with reporters and writers of the caliber of Aliya and Alex. Please join me in welcoming them to the team.