Epstein to CQ: The Announcement

(earlier on FishbowlDC)

From CQ’s internal email:


    I am very pleased to announce that Edward Epstein, a veteran of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Washington Bureau, will join Congressional Quarterly as a reporter covering congressional leadership as part of the Inside Congress team.

    Ed brings to his new position 23 years of experience as a reporter and editor for the Chronicle. He has had more than 4,800 bylines since 1985 and has earned a well-deserved reputation as a sharp and swift writer and a considerate team player. He’s been the go-to writer for stories on the Bay Area’s congressional delegation and issues as diverse as transportation, the Iraq war, the 2001 anti-terrorism law and western water policy. He has closely covered House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has represented the Bay Area since 1987. Before joining the Washington Bureau, Ed reported from San Francisco’s City Hall for five years. He has covered higher education, state politics and once wrote a column on foreign policy.

    For four years beginning in 1980, he was a reporter and editor at his hometown paper, The Chicago Sun-Times. Earlier, he spent four years at the Asian Wall Street Journal right after that paper began publication in the fall 1976.

    Ed is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana.

    Please welcome him on his first day, August 27.