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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: Going to the Chapel

Feb. 7, 2011

Rule No. 1 when asking the boss’s daughter for her hand in marriage: Make sure you get permission first.

Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

Feb. 7, 2011

“Going to my mother in law’s 99th birthday tonight. I hope I am as active and fabulous as she is at that age. I hope I make it to her age!”

Heard on the Hill: Rock On

Feb. 7, 2011

The Second Amendments just got one step closer to a full reunion.

Heard on the Hill: Baby, You Can Drive My Car

Feb. 7, 2011

The Washington Auto Show wrapped up over the weekend, but several Members of Congress made sure to check it out during its closing days.

Heard on the Hill: Take Five!

Feb. 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 Sen. Benjamin Cardin. The Maryland Democrat was born and raised in Baltimore.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: A Night on the Town

Feb. 7, 2011

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was spotted getting his Indian food fix Saturday night. The Nevada Democrat dined with his wife, Landra, and several unidentified friends at the downtown restaurant Bombay Club.

Heard on the Hill: Bachmann’s Closed for Business?

Feb. 4, 2011

Most Congressional offices are known for going out of their way to welcome visitors. They typically keep doors open, make guest books available for visitors to sign and even offer treats such as candy or soda from the Member’s district.

Heard on the Hill: Lewis Has Some Novel News

Feb. 4, 2011

Rep. John Lewis is about to make history — as a graphic novelist.

Heard on the Hill: CODELs Lead to Friendship

Feb. 4, 2011

Members may have sat with their bipartisan buddies at this year’s State of the Union address, but Rep. Jason Chaffetz says the true test of a friendship is a Congressional delegation.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Beauty Queen

Feb. 4, 2011

The details of a beauty pageant from one’s youth may be a bit embarrassing, but what’s worse is when photos from the big event begin to surface.

Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

Feb. 4, 2011

“Can’t decide which endorsement deal to take. Kleenex, Puffs Plus or Summer’s Eve?”

Heard on the Hill: No Bending Rules, Even for Gates

Feb. 4, 2011

Turns out even one of the richest men on the planet can’t bypass Capitol security.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Grassley’s Sweater Vest Tweets

Feb. 3, 2011

Sen. Chuck Grassley has his own Twitter account, and now his sweater vest has one, too.

Heard on the Hill: Power Meal

Feb. 2, 2011

The Source is the hot place to be these days. We hear Sen. John Ensign broke bread this week at the Asian fusion restaurant owned by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.

Heard on the Hill: The Women of CPAC Gather

Feb. 2, 2011

Move over, Rep. Michele Bachmann: Reality TV star Michelle Duggar is coming to the Conservative Political Action Conference in town next week.

Heard on the Hill: Hipsters Everywhere Would Be Proud

Feb. 2, 2011

Rep. Linda Sánchez marked her 42nd birthday on Jan. 28, but she’s not done celebrating. At least her re-election team isn’t.

Heard on the Hill: He’s an Old-Fashioned Reader

Feb. 2, 2011

Rep. Dave Reichert is decidedly old school. When it comes to reading, that is.

Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

Feb. 2, 2011

“Time for bed during the blizzard. Will awake to a @RitaMc2 pick up line that works every time: ‘Pick up the shovel and clear the driveway.’”

Heard on the Hill: Busy Travels

Feb. 2, 2011

A spy spotted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on a packed flight Tuesday from Los Angeles to D.C.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Winter Weather Spoils Spring Celebration

Feb. 2, 2011

Celebrity groundhog Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow Wednesday morning, signaling his prediction for an early spring. But weather conditions in the beloved rodent’s northwestern Pennsylvania home were so wintry that his Congressman couldn’t make it out for the annual celebration.

Mug Shots: Bullfeathers’ Soul Intact After Major Face-Lift

Feb. 2, 2011

Patrons will find a brighter, more welcoming ambiance and new menu options at Bullfeathers, which recently reopened after renovations.

Heard on the Hill: Tale of Two Cities

Feb. 1, 2011

The Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday that it had selected Charlotte, N.C., as the site of its 2012 convention, to be held the week of Sept. 3. Republican National Committee officials announced last year that they had picked Tampa, Fla., for their big event, set for August. Political platforms aside, how do the cities measure up?

Heard on the Hill: Bottoms Up

Feb. 1, 2011

Many people have crazy stories of drinking when they were young, but how many can say John Wayne taught them how to handle their booze?

Heard on the Hill: Game On

Feb. 1, 2011

While most people are picking between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers for the Super Bowl, Rep. Kay Granger is simply rooting for her home district, since the Dallas-Fort Worth area is hosting the festivities.

Heard on the Hill: Scout’s Honor

Feb. 1, 2011

Senators are part of the “most exclusive club,” but a handful of them seem more proud to have earned another rare honor.

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