Christina Bellantoni is the associate politics editor for Roll Call. She joined the team in October 2010.
Bellantoni worked as a senior reporter-blogger at Talking Points Memo's Washington bureau covering the White House and Washington at large from October 2009 through October 2010. She helped launch a major expansion for TPM, getting the political news site into the White House Correspondents Association and the White House press pool. Bellantoni covered national politics and the health care debate as TPM experienced record growth.
Before joining TPM, Bellantoni was a White House correspondent for The Washington Times, a post she took after covering the 2008 Democratic presidential campaigns. She joined the Times in December 2003, covering state and Congressional politics before moving to the national political beat for the 2008 campaign.
Bellantoni moved to Washington after covering local politics in California.
Bellantoni, a San Jose native, graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Mass Communications in 2001. Her first journalism job was for the San Jose Business Journal in 1998, working in the research department to put together data for the "Book of Lists."
She won two national journalism awards for Best Scoop in 2001 for her story in Silicon Valley Biz Ink revealing the San Jose Sharks were up for sale. Her stories for the Palo Alto Daily News in 2002 and 2003 won several Bay Area journalism awards.
She lives in D.C.'s Petworth neighborhood with her husband, journalist Thomas M. Anderson, and their cat, Nephron.
Bellantoni no longer works for Roll Call.
Stories by Christina Bellantoni:
Oct. 12, 2011
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney continued his streak of endorsement collections this morning, scooping up the backing of a Senator, a Member of Congress and former Speaker Dennis Hastert for his presidential bid.
Oct. 9, 2011
Top national pollster Peter Hart believes President Barack Obama will face a very close election next fall no matter which Republican becomes the GOP nominee. He compared the nations mood to the election in 1968.
Oct. 7, 2011
Charlie Comfort is no Barack Obama, but the teenager learned during the Democrat's presidential campaign the very skills he used to score his unlikely political victory last month over a 17-year incumbent. Comfort takes office today as the youngest school board member in the history of Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Oct. 5, 2011
President Barack Obama told supporters at a high-dollar St. Louis fundraiser hosted by the Carnahan family Tuesday night that he needs them to prepare for a grueling re-election fight that wont be as much fun as 2008.
Sept. 28, 2011
GOFFSTOWN, N.H. Mitt Romney gave supporters here advice today on how to defend his candidacy against critics who call him a flip-flopper, spinning the issue into a sales pitch for his private sector experience.
Sept. 19, 2011
Organizers of the Netroots Nation conference of liberal activists and bloggers are using Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warrens candidacy to help drum up support for an online auction to benefit next years event, to be held in Providence, R.I.
Sept. 12, 2011
Attorney Bill Hudak plans to challenge Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.) again in 2012 and was stumping for votes at a recent tea party rally in Manchester, N.H., to boost support among conservatives.
Sept. 9, 2011
Many of President Barack Obama's priorities have sputtered, and the president blames gridlock in Washington for the lack of progress. But the White House has signaled it is willing to use other options such as executive orders, administrative action at the agency level and a review of regulations to implement the president's wishes without Congress on board.
Sept. 7, 2011
Sharron Angle, the failed 2010 Republican nominee for Senate, voted early in Nevadas special election before hopping on the Tea Party Express bus tour across the country.
Sept. 6, 2011
Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) announced early this morning her long-expected Senate bid for the seat left open by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl.
Sept. 5, 2011
MANCHESTER, N.H. New England voters hoping to hear Sarah Palin announce a presidential bid were disappointed Monday when the former Alaska governor offered little more than criticism of Washington from the Tea Party Express rally stage.
Aug. 1, 2011
Republican Rep. Tim Scott (S.C.) is flexing his freshman muscle by hosting meetings to introduce the GOP presidential hopefuls to Palmetto State voters in advance of the key early primary in 2012.
July 25, 2011
With all the talk of punting and passing when it comes to lifting the nations debt ceiling, its pretty clear no one wants to own the deficit debate in 2012. But if polling is any indication, everyone just might.
July 22, 2011
Rep. David Wu acknowledged that questions surrounding a sexual encounter with a teenage woman are "very serious," but would not elaborate on the matter.
July 20, 2011
Rep. Michele Bachmann released a new statewide television ad highlighting for Iowa voters for the second time that she wont support increasing the nations debt ceiling.
July 19, 2011
Rep. Michele Bachmann on Tuesday acknowledged that she experiences migraine headaches but insisted the ailment has not affected her job performance.
July 18, 2011
AMES, Iowa Rep. Michele Bachmann raised the stakes for herself in the Hawkeye State this past weekend. The whole thing could get decided in the straw poll! she predicted with enthusiasm as she barnstormed for support and collected data on GOP voters who might help her deliver a strong showing in next months critical test.
July 17, 2011
COLFAX, Iowa Rep. Michele Bachmann said Sunday that even though she will oppose any increase to the debt ceiling, she does not believe the alternative is defaulting on the nations financial obligations.
July 13, 2011
President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised a combined more than $86 million in the second quarter, setting a fundraising record and dominating the 2012 field.
July 5, 2011
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today will start dialing voters in the districts of six House Republicans who Democrats claim have had ethical failures.
June 27, 2011
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) made her 2012 presidential bid official Monday morning in Waterloo, Iowa.
June 25, 2011
The first thing that's wrong with the new documentary glorifying former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the title. "The Undefeated" profiles Palin's rise as a national heroine to the tea party, but it fails to mention that she's actually been defeated. Setting aside the 2008 presidential race when her party's ticket did not claim the White House, Palin lost a 2002 GOP primary for lieutenant governor.
June 20, 2011
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) might soon have an unlikely ally on the Hill conservative freshman Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) is likely to endorse his presidential candidacy.
June 20, 2011
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) recorded a video greeting thanking Americans for Prosperity for an award recognizing his use of new media to encourage citizen activism in government policy, presented at AFPs RightOnline convention in Minneapolis.
June 20, 2011
Former Richmond, Va., tea party leader Jamie Radtke seems to really like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R).