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Alison McSherry

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Alison McSherry is an award-winning journalist and one half of Roll Call's Heard on the Hill column, where she reports on gossip on and off Capitol Hill. Ali specializes in a variety of topics including, but not limited to, Members of Congress, social happenings in D.C. and restaurant openings. In addition to Heard on the Hill, she also pens the Congressional profile series Office Space and the bar column Mug Shots.

She has been covering Congress for more than four years. Ali began her career with CQ-Roll Call Group covering the Senate and later went on to act as the paper's chief feature writer before joining the HOH team.

She hails from the Jersey Shore and holds a bachelor’s degree from Monmouth University.

McSherry no longer works at Roll Call.

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Stories by Alison McSherry:

Heard on the Hill: A Late Night at Bistro Bis

March 11, 2011

Rep. Peter DeFazio was spotted kicking back at Bistro Bis on Thursday night. A tipster saw the Oregon Democrat sipping sparkling wine late into the evening alongside an unidentified blond woman.

Heard on the Hill: The South Rises Again

March 11, 2011

It’s that time of year again. Staffer favorite Taste of the South is just around the corner.

Heard on the Hill: Hatching Social Media Plan

March 11, 2011

Sen. Orrin Hatch may be old enough to qualify for a senior discount on movie tickets, but that doesn’t mean he’s too old to understand the importance of social media.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Overheard on the Hill

March 11, 2011

“We’ve got to get him to the Caps.”

Heard on the Hill: Cupcakes for K Street

March 11, 2011

K Street lobbyists should ready themselves for a sugar high.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Calling All Gleeks

March 11, 2011

The American Association of People with Disabilities is honoring “Glee” actress Lauren Potter with an Image Award at a Wednesday gala.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Dining Solo

March 10, 2011

One is the loneliest number.

Heard on the Hill: Takes One to Know One

March 9, 2011

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee doesn’t have the greatest reputation on Capitol Hill. The Texas Democrat is known more for her sometimes-quirky behavior — remember when she showed up at Michael Jackson’s funeral? — than for her legislative accomplishments.

Heard on the Hill: God Bless Us, Everyone

March 9, 2011

Not all Senate Democrats are the devils that their Republican counterparts paint them to be. Some, it seems, are even pious enough to attend services during the workweek.

Heard on the Hill: #AskDems at Twitter Town Hall

March 9, 2011

Who says Members of Congress are too old to understand hashtags, followers or bit.ly?

Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

March 9, 2011

“Congrats to Shaw U men & women for victories on Saturday. I’ve invited Shaw U Pres to watch the Bobcats-Bulls game at the WH with POTUS & me.”

Heard on the Hill: And the Winner Is ...

March 9, 2011

The Toms may not have the same ring as the Oscars, but that’s not stopping the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation from naming an awards ceremony after former Homeland Security Secretary and ex-Rep. Tom Ridge (R-Pa.).

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Something Fishy at the Source

March 9, 2011

The Source has long been the dining destination for Washington VIPs, and this week was no different. A handful of political types and one D-list celeb stopped by chef Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant.

Heard on the Hill: Tiger Blood and the National Debt

March 8, 2011

At least Charlie Sheen is good for something.

Heard on the Hill: Power Couple

March 8, 2011

Actor-writer-director-advocate Ben Affleck appeared before a packed subcommittee meeting Tuesday, but he kept the Hollywood glam to a minimum.

Heard on the Hill: Cheering for Chicago

March 8, 2011

It’s always more fun to watch a basketball game with a fellow fan.

Heard on the Hill: Shooting Hoops

March 8, 2011

Lawmakers and their staff will get a chance to show off their basketball skills — or lack thereof — next week.

Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

March 8, 2011

“It’s Women’s History Month: Did you know Sarah Josepha Hale, author of ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb,’ was from Newport, #NH? #IWD”

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Rigell’s Twitter Mishap

March 8, 2011

Rep. Scott Rigell got into some hot water this week over his Twitter page. Seems the Virginia Republican has been following some questionable accounts, according to the article, “Know who you’re following on Twitter?” posted by a local Fox affiliate.

Heard on the Hill: Take Five!

March 7, 2011

Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with Rep. Lois Capps. The California Democrat tells us she takes her sports cues from Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.).

Heard on the Hill: Quigley’s Hat Trick of a Week

March 7, 2011

Rep. Mike Quigley has a fun week ahead of him. The Illinois Democrat and hockey fanatic will be spending much of Thursday and Friday talking about — and playing — his favorite sport.

Heard on the Hill: Alexander’s New Set of Wheels

March 7, 2011

Sen. Lamar Alexander has a new ride. As of Monday morning, the Tennessee Republican could be seen cruising around in a Nissan Leaf. Alexander is leasing the environmentally friendly electric car from a dealership in Alcoa, Tenn.

Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

March 7, 2011

“Good times rolled at Trinity Episcopal Church, Asbury Park, Mardi Gras last night. Original masks, excellent jazz and great food.”

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Girls Only

March 7, 2011

Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis may no longer be in Congress, but that doesn’t mean she won’t make time to party with her old pals in the House.

Heard on the Hill: Something Fishy in Inouye’s Office

March 4, 2011

Capitol Hill staffers have so many responsibilities. They field calls from constituents. They manage a Member’s busy schedule.

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