The Ticker: Strickland, Tapper, Menendez

By Merrill Knox 

  • NBC News DC bureau chief Ken Strickland is the newest member of the Gridiron Club, the oldest journalistic organization in Washington, D.C. Strickland joined NBC in 1995 and was named vice president and DC bureau chief in 2012.

  • Jake Tapper’s book, “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor,” is headed to the big screen. The Oscar-nominated screenwriters of “The Fighter” have acquired the rights to the CNN anchor’s book, our sister site FishbowlDC reports.

  • Fusion’s Alicia Menendez made the media rounds Friday, appearing as part of a panel on “The Wendy Williams Show” in the morning and “Real Time with Bill Maher” in the evening.