USA Today’s Catalina Camia Joins CQ

Camia will lead CQ's Money and Influence team.

CQ has brought Catalina Camia on board to lead their Money and Influence team, announced VP and News Director CQ Roll Call Steven Komarow.

Camia, who previously served as a national political correspondent for USA TODAY and anchor of its OnPolitics blog, has had a great deal of experience in the national politics beat. She was USA Today’s assignment editor during the 2006, 2008 and 2010 election cycles, and has also overseen coverage of Congress, the White House and NASA for them as well.

She will join CQ later this month.

Below is the staff memo from Komarow.

Colleagues,

I’m pleased to announce that Catalina Camia, national political correspondent at USA TODAY and the anchor of its OnPolitics blog, will be joining us at CQ later this month to lead the Money and Influence team.

Camia has broad experience in national politics — she was USA Today’s assignment editor during the 2006, 2008 and 2010 election cycles. She has also overseen coverage of Congress, the White House and NASA for USAT.  Before joining the national newspaper, Camia worked at Gannett News Service, directing reporters covering Washington for local audiences at Gannett’s many newspapers. She previously covered Congress for The Dallas Morning News, and worked in Texas for the newspaper writing about city government and local politics.

And her first job in Washington was – wait for it – at CQ!

Camia covered environmental policy and the Interior appropriations bill here in the early 1990s. She still remembers that federal grazing fees are measured by the amount of forage it takes to feed one cow and her calf. In 1993, she was one of several CQ reporters in the House chamber watching Republicans chant “bye bye” when then-Rep. Marjorie Margolies Mezvinsky gave President Clinton the deciding vote on his  budget bill.

Camia is a graduate of the University of Southern California and has been active in professional circles and as a mentor to talented young journalists. She is a former national president of the Asian American Journalists Association and was president of UNITY in 1999.

Please join me in welcoming her back to CQ.

Thanks,

Steve