Bloomberg Snags CQ Weekly Editor Kevin Whitelaw

And picks up Steven T. Dennis as well.

bloomberg400The Bloomberg Washington bureau adds two to its congressional team, hiring CQ Weekly editor Kevin Whitelaw, as well as Steven T. Dennis, most recently of CQ Roll Call. Both start Jan. 4.

Whitelaw will be head of the Congress team, reporting to managing editor Craig Gordon. Whitelaw’s Washington journalism career spans 20 years, including a long term at U.S. News & World Report and a stint at NPR before arriving at Congressional Quarterly in 2010 to serve as the defense and foreign policy editor there.

Dennis, who had been CQ Roll Call’s White House correspondent, will be be a Senate reporter. “Steven was recently cited by USA Today as the White House reporter not seated in the first few rows who still regularly gets called on during White House Briefings,” wrote Bloomberg Washington bureau chief and executive editor Megan Murphy in a memo to staff. “We know he’ll bring that dogged reporting style to his coverage of Capitol Hill at Bloomberg.”

In October Dennis was rather surprisingly let go at CQ Roll Call after an almost 8-year stint there. Didn’t take him long to land elsewhere.