CQ Roll Call Has a Knott in its Throat

CQ MoneyLine reporter Alex Knott is leaving the publication for a job outside of journalism. They call him an “oracle of numerology” and say his “endlessly helpful” attitude will be sorely missed.

Best of luck to Knott.

See the memo…

We are sorry to announce that Alex Knott is leaving CQ MoneyLine and Roll Call’s Team Wasta to pursue job opportunities outside of journalism. Alex joined CQ Roll Call in May of 2007 after more than a decade in writing and editing positions in such places as the Center for Public Integrity. During that time, he worked on six books including supervising a New York Times best seller, and won half a dozen national journalism awards.

During his time here, Alex has been our oracle of numerology, tracking FEC spending, lobbying data and all things money for CQ, Roll Call and Moneyline. He has broken big news — the FEC audit of the 2008 Obama campaign leaps to mind — as well as providing data and assistance to reporters across the newsroom for countless other scoops.

Interestingly, Alex’s first major clip came from a front-page freelance story he wrote for Roll Call in June of 1995.

Alex said he is happy to have the opportunity to finish up his reporting career here. His last day will be Friday, Oct. 14.

Alex’s love of the game and his endlessly helpful attitude will be sorely missed.

Scott and Paul