The Revolving Door, 06.23.06

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This week, we learn a bit more about Matthew Cooper’s decision to join Portfolio magazine. First, he will be their Washington editor. And what are we to make of the fact that he will now be competing with his brother, who works for BusinessWeek?

And ABC News announced today that Andrea Jones will replace Emily Lenzner as Executive Director of Media Relations for ABC News in Washington, DC. “She will oversee the public relations for Nightline (making frequent trips to Gotham City), This Week, and ABC News’ powerhouse DC bureau. Jones comes to ABC News from Sen. John McCain’s office where she has served as press secretary since March 2003. Born into politics, Jones has an impressive resume for someone so young. She was assistant campaign manager for the Simon for Governor bid in California in 2002, state field director for Bill Jones in 2001, campaign manager for Campbell for Senate in 2000, and was John McCain’s national youth coordinator in 1999 and 2000. Jones will report to ABC News Vice President Jeffrey Schneider and his powerful lieutenant, the incomparable Cathie Levine.”

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