The Hill is Sans Publicist

The Hill‘s publicist, Tricia Barba, has quietly left the paper.

Barba has worked at the publication for less than a year. She was hired in May 2010, and was the publication’s first publicist in a long stretch during which the paper went without a spokesperson. Barba is going to work for the Liaison Hotel on Capitol Hill where she is slated to be working with V.I.P guests. “As publicist, Tricia has helped greatly increase The Hill‘s presence on television, for which I am really grateful. Tricia has also been a very nice person to have in the newsroom, always cheerful and efficient,” praised Editor Hugo Gurdon in an internal memo.

Before The Hill she worked for C-SPAN as a producer and booker. Before that, she worked for Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). Unusual details: She’s a huge Cher fan, doesn’t require much sleep and never gets sick.

We will miss her deadpan humor. We’re told that the newspaper will ultimately replace her.