CQ Roll Call Adds 2

Gopal Ratnam and Doug Sword join.

CQ Roll Call has added Gopal Ratnam and Doug Sword to the CQ news team, announced CQ Roll Call vp and news director Steve Komarow in a memo to staff.

Ratnam will cover homeland security and write the defense newsletter. “Gopal is already a well-known name in Washington defense circles,” writes Komarow of Ratnam, who was a contributing writer at the Council on Foreign Relations before coming to CQ. Prior to that, he was a senior writer at Foreign Policy magazine, a national security reporter at Bloomberg News and a reporter at Defense News.

Sword comes on as a financial services reporter. He had been a reporter at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and also had some first-hand business experience as the deputy controller for Indianapolis. Sword also had a stint in D.C. while in college, when he was a Capitol Hill intern.