Shesgreen Joins Capitol News Connection

Former St. Louis Post Dispatch Washington correspondent Deirdre Shesgreen is joining Capitol News Connection as a senior correspondent, FishbowlDC has learned. There, she’ll cover Capitol Hill and K Street.

“Deirdre is a first-rate reporter with a proven track record for asking the right (and sometimes tough) questions to generate exclusive stories of impact from Capitol Hill,” Capitol News Connection founder and bureau chief Melinda Wittstock told FishbowlDC. “She knows how to turn the Beltway ‘inside out’ for local communities impacted by decisions (or non-decisions) made in Washington.”

Deirdre has been with the St Louis Post Dispatch since 1999. When they downsized the DC Bureau from 8 to 1, she was offered a top spot back home in St Louis but opted to stay put in DC.