CQ’s Itkowitz Departs for Allentown Morning Call

colby-5.jpeg CQ’s Colby Itkowitz is leaving the publication to be the Washington, D.C. correspondent for the Allentown Morning Call.

Itkowitz has worked for CQ for three years, covering such beats as homeland security and transportation. At the 2008 GOP Convention, she held down the “party” beat. Previously, she worked at the Intelligencer Journal in Lancaster, Pa. and completed internships at Newsday. She is a native of Lancaster, Pa.

“I just have always wanted to work for a daily newspaper and its awesome there’s still one out there hiring,” Itkowitz said in an interview with Fishbowl. Her new post will be covering all of D.C. politics, including the White House, campaigns and Congress.

Best wishes to Itkowitz in her new position.

See internal CQ memo after the jump…

I’m sorry to report that Colby Itkowitz is leaving CQ to join the staff of the Allentown Morning Call, where she’ll be the paper’s Washington correspondent.

Colby came here three years ago to work on the committees team. Within a year, she became a news reporter covering homeland security in the defense group, and she later took over the transportation beat on Paul Hendrie’s team. In that job she has done many good stories, including her excellent highway bill beat coverage, several Weekly cover stories and many contributions to the Vantage Point section.

We thank Colby for her good work, and we’ll miss her enthusiasm for the story, her willingness to try different kinds of coverage (like blogging from the “party” beat at the ’08 GOP convention in Minneapolis) and her eye for the conceptual scoop. She’ll be here for the next week or so, as her beat requires, and then will move to the Morning Call almost immediately thereafter.

Susan [Benkelman]