Kris Viesselman Named EIC of CQ Roll Call
Staff shuffle follows Tuesday's departure of Melinda Henneberger.
Anyone trying to sort through the masthead at CQ Roll Call might need to hold a, well, roll call.
The company is facing some turnover this week following Tuesday’s departure of Melinda Henneberger. Henneberger was named EIC in October.
Today, Kris Viesselman was named VP and editor-in-chief of the Economist Group publication. Formerly senior director of digital content, she’s expected to transform Roll Call into “a robust, highly visual multimedia report,” according to a statement.
“Roll Call is a precious Washington institution and it’s an honor to be leading it,” Viesselman said in the statement. “I look forward to honoring Roll Call's tradition, while leading the team to even greater achievements, as we evolve our report during this critical time in U.S. politics.”
Phyllis Jordan, hired as congressional editor by Henneberger in December, has left the company, Politico reports.
She is replaced by David Hawkings, formerly senior editor of Roll Call. A former editor of CQ magazine, Hawkings has been with the company for 22 years.
Adriel Bettelheim, formerly managing editor of CQ News, was named managing editor of "enterprise." A spokesperson tells Folio: that his role is to oversee Roll Call's look at congressional leadership, in addition to special projects.
David Meyer, who’s been with the company for 20 years, most recently as VP of Roll Call, is now VP of business operations.
Gillian Roberts is in the newly recreated position of CQ Roll Call visual reporting editor. Roberts was formerly editor of data reporting and visualization, directly under Viesselman.