Veteran Hill Reporter Dies of Leukemia

Veteran Capitol Hill reporter Mike Posner has died. He worked for Congress Daily, LEGI-SLATE News Service, UPI and Reuters. The news was announced this morning by Congress Daily HR Director Jeff Frederick:

“Good morning, I’m sending this note with some sad news.  Michael Posner, a former employee who worked at Congress Daily for 11 plus years, passed away on Friday.  His wife, Andrea, called this morning.  There will be a memorial service, but the details are still pending.  Andrea said she would call me once the details have been finalized.  Andrea seems to be holding up pretty well, but please keep her in your thoughts during this difficult time.”

More on Posner, also known as “Poz” by friends and colleagues: From a reader: “He battled bravely against leukemia. He took the buyout National Journal offered employees late last spring. He joined National Journal Group in 1999 when the company offered jobs to the entire editorial staff of the LEGI-SLATE News Service shortly after the Washington Post Company decided to shut down the online congressional news operation in a deal struck between the Post and Congressional Quarterly.”