CQ Roll Call’s David Drucker is making the leap and leaving for a job as Senior Congressional Correspondent at the Washington Examiner, which will soon be a political online news outlet with a weekly print magazine. It’s no secret the pub leans right and will continue to do so. With CQ Roll Call in the midst of recent buyouts and some layoffs, Drucker is the second CQ Roll Caller this week to jump ship. He did not get laid off, nor did he take a buyout. On Monday, Jonathan Strong announced that he, too, was leaving the publication for National Review.
“David is exactly the kind of journalist we’re recruiting for the new Washington Examiner,” Examiner Editor Stephen Smith wrote to FishbowlDC. “He’s done a lot campaign reporting, he’s covered the workings of Congress, and he’s written extensively about policy — notably immigration and Obamacare.
“He understands where and how all these things intersect. He’s a California native who wrote about state politics and issues for the Los Angeles Daily News, and he has a Californian’s sense of how government policy plays out in the real world.”
In April of last year, Drucker was promoted… to Associate Politics Editor for CQ Roll Call. He came to Roll Call in 2005. At the time he told FishbowlDC, “Make sure you love what you do, but make sure you are at a company that is successful so you can make sure you can pay the rent. It’s one of the things I like about Roll Call. Even through the recession we have continued to make a profit.” On CQ and Roll Call merging, he said, “My general rule of thumb is as long as the checks still clear and it is well received, I will be happy with all.”
Drucker had no comment on his move.