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Christina Bellantoni

Bio:

Christina Bellantoni is Roll Call's editor-in-chief. She took the position in January 2014 and is in charge of all editorial, print and digital platforms.

Before returning to the newspaper, Bellantoni worked as political editor at the PBS NewsHour, where she directed coverage of the White House, Congress, political campaigns and the Supreme Court. While managing the political unit and the election-year Corporation for Public Broadcasting grant, Bellantoni also served as an on-air political analyst. 

Prior to working in television, Bellantoni was associate politics editor for Roll Call from October 2010 until January 2012. She has been writing about politics in Washington since fall 2003. Before coming to Roll Call for the first time, Bellantoni was a senior reporter-blogger in Talking Points Memo’s D.C. bureau, covering the White House and national politics. 

She worked from 2003 to 2008 at The Washington Times, writing the paper's most-trafficked blog. During her time there, Bellantoni was a White House correspondent after covering the 2008 presidential campaign and Congress, and she came up through the paper's Metro desk covering Virginia state politics.

Bellantoni began her journalism career in 1998 writing about technology and business in her home state of California. She is the winner of two national journalism awards for her 2001 scoop about the sale of the San Jose Sharks.

She served as a fall 2011 fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School, leading a group of undergraduate students for a semester of discussions about partisan media.

She serves on the board of the Washington Press Club Foundation, which aims to advance women and minorities in newsrooms, and plays on the Bad News Babes, the media team in the annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

She regularly guest hosts the "Kojo Nnamdi Show" on WAMU 88.5 FM.

Bellantoni also is a contributing editor for More Magazine, and authored the December 2011 “Running (For President) in Heels” and the May 2011 “The Great Awakening of the Mommy Patriots.”

She lives in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Forces Kill Fugitive bin Laden in Pakistan

May 1, 2011

President Barack Obama announced late Sunday that U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden earlier in the day in Pakistan, nearly 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Heard on the Hill: Huntsman, Trump on the Prowl at WHCD

April 30, 2011

Jon Huntsman is looking for employment. The former Utah governor's stead as ambassador to China officially ended Saturday, and he celebrated the occasion by attending the White House Correspondents Association dinner.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Stars Start Coming Out for WHCA Dinner

April 30, 2011

The Motion Picture Association of America knows its audience.

Obama Meets with Rep. Giffords at NASA

April 29, 2011

President Barack Obama spoke privately Friday afternoon with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, seeing the Democratic Congresswoman for the first time since she was shot in Tucson, Ariz.

Ask Roll Call: Twitter Q&A Transcript

April 28, 2011

You’ve got questions, @rollcall has answers. Our Q&A with Emily Heil.

Ask Roll Call: Twitter Q&A Thursday Afternoon

April 27, 2011

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Obama: Birth Certificate Release Reminds Nation His Job Is ‘Serious’

April 27, 2011

President Barack Obama told his top donors Wednesday night that releasing the long-form version of his birth certificate illustrated the serious nature of his job. As Obama wooed donors in New York City in an attempt to keep that job, the president joked the day had been “fun,” adding a quip: “Nobody checked my ID at the door.”

Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina: Act Like Insurgent Campaign (VIDEO)

April 25, 2011

Obama’s campaign manager details the president’s 2012 re-election strategy.

Poll: Republicans Not Satisfied With ’12 Field

April 22, 2011

A new Washington Post poll shows just 43 percent of Republicans and GOP-leaning independent voters are satisfied with the current field of presidential hopefuls. The poll showed 40 percent were dissatisfied.

Ask Roll Call: Twitter Q&A Transcript

April 22, 2011

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Ask Roll Call: Twitter Q&A Transcript

April 22, 2011

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Grayson Not Going Away, Could Run Again

April 13, 2011

Former Rep. Alan Grayson (Fla.) has been keeping in contact with donors and supporters since losing his seat last fall, and on Wednesday the Democrat used his email list to complain about the federal budget deal. It’s one of several signals that he is staying engaged and could try to run again for a House seat.

Bera Raises $230K for Lungren Rematch

April 13, 2011

House candidate Ami Bera, one of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s favorite recruits, announced Wednesday that he raised $230,000 in the first quarter.

Obama Thanks Government Workers for Budget Patience

April 12, 2011

President Barack Obama sent a letter to federal employees thanking them for enduring days of anxiety during the budget crisis that was resolved just in time to avert a government shutdown.

Obama to Begin Official 2012 Fundraising Drive

April 12, 2011

President Barack Obama tonight will speak to supporters in Chicago at the official fundraising kickoff of his 2012 re-election bid.

Santorum Wins South Carolina Straw Poll

April 11, 2011

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R) won a presidential straw poll over the weekend at an event hosted by the Greenville County Republican Party in South Carolina.

Protesters Go After Brown at Book Signing

April 11, 2011

When Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) signed copies of his book at the Colonial Inn on Saturday in Concord, he was greeted with people holding signs urging him to support environmental legislation and campaign finance reform.

Ask Roll Call: Twitter Q&A Thursday — Government Shutdown Edition

April 7, 2011

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NRCC Gives Reagan Award to Cheney

April 6, 2011

The National Republican Congressional Committee honored former Vice President Dick Cheney last week at its annual fundraising dinner. Cheney attended the soiree, which raised more than $10 million for House campaigns.

Rand Paul Drops 2012 Hints in Iowa

April 4, 2011

Sen. Rand Paul visited Iowa over the weekend, leaving open the possibility of running for president in 2012, Radio Iowa reported.

Obama Makes 2012 Re-Election Bid Official (VIDEO)

April 4, 2011

The president tells supporters he’s seeking a second term.

New York Special Election Ballot Set

April 1, 2011

Candidate David Bellavia did not qualify for the May 24 special election ballot, New York officials said Friday.

Ask Roll Call: Twitter Q&A Transcript

April 1, 2011

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Kathy Dahlkemper Might Run for Old Pa. Seat

March 31, 2011

Defeated Democrat says she is considering a rematch in 2012.

Ask Roll Call: Twitter Q&A Thursday Afternoon

March 31, 2011

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