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Kate Tummarello


Kate Tummarello was hired in June 2011 as an editorial assistant. She writes for the Around the Hill section and helps with the production of the newspaper.

She graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, where she served as editor-in-chief of her campus paper.

Tummarello no longer works for Roll Call.

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Stories by Kate Tummarello:

Congress’ Early Adopters Circle Up on Google Plus

Oct. 18, 2011

Every day, the offices of Members of Congress are flooded with various forms of communications from constituents. There are the old-school phone calls and faxes. Add to that emails, Facebook wall posts and tweets. Now, Members are being circled on Google Plus.

Hill Climbers: Staffer Works for Social Justice

Oct. 14, 2011

The new assistant to the chief of staff for Rep. Mike Honda was inspired by her parents to pursue social justice issues.

Trash Mob Targets Anacostia

Oct. 7, 2011

A group of volunteers plans to spend Saturday cleaning up the Anacostia River.

Locally Made Treats Are In Season

Oct. 5, 2011

When traveling around a new place, you might be tempted to stop at that familiar fast-food chain for a snack or meal. But south-central Pennsylvania offers seasonal, locally made options that are far more tempting, if you know where to find them.

Hill Talk: Breakfasts Unite D.C. Officials, Constituents

Oct. 4, 2011

You snooze, you lose. That’s the name of a new series of breakfasts being hosted by CHAMPS, Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce.

Holy Cross Alumni at Home on the Hill

Oct. 3, 2011

You might not have heard of the College of the Holy Cross, but you’ve probably heard of some of its alumni. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews and White House speechwriter Jon Favreau are among its graduates.

Aide Brings Worldview to the Hill

Sept. 30, 2011

Growing up in Wisconsin, Tom Just wanted to become a pilot and travel the world, and he wasn’t willing to wait until adulthood to pursue his dreams.

Washington Monument to Be Surveyed for Quake Damage

Sept. 26, 2011

At 8 a.m. Tuesday, four engineers are scheduled to begin rappelling down the Washington Monument to start an exterior survey of the damage done by a magnitude-5.8 earthquake on Aug. 23.

Hill Climbers: New York to Capitol Hill, Via Spain

Sept. 23, 2011

Liam Fitzsimmons graduated from high school sure that he would go to law school, but nine months in Spain convinced him otherwise.

Hill Climbers: Politics Runs in Staffer’s Family

Sept. 16, 2011

Michigan’s redistricting process has given Rep. John Dingell's new chief of staff something of a homecoming.

Social Media Savvy Can Help in Job Search

Sept. 14, 2011

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter can be great for connecting with friends or staying informed, but nowadays people are also using the sites as extensions of their résumés.

New Media Guru Urges Tweeting at Super Committee

Sept. 13, 2011

High-priced lobbyists might have a direct line to members of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, but new media strategist Patrick Hynes is trying to make it easier for the super committee to listen to everyone else as well.

Combating Twitter Parodies and Impersonators

Sept. 13, 2011

A Roll Call survey shows about 85 percent of Members have Twitter accounts, giving lawmakers the opportunity to directly connect with constituents. But they must also be conscious of their public image on two levels: the accounts they control and the ones they don’t.

Hill Climbers: Comedy Toughens Staffer for Hill

Sept. 9, 2011

For some people, coming to Capitol Hill is part of a clear career path. Not Amber Aviles. Her previous jobs include an internship in an emergency room, stints in voice-over acting and gigs in stand-up comedy.

9/11 Veterans Remain Optimistic in Spite of Remaining Obstacles

Sept. 8, 2011

Sens. Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins met with the chairmen of the 9/11 Commission and activists Thursday to address communication problems that remain unresolved 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Film Festival Marking 9/11 Focuses on Resilience

Sept. 3, 2011

Resilience is the word of the day. Or, at least, that's the goal of the organizers and hosts of Thursday's 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit — a film festival.

Welcome Autumn With Labor Day Events

Sept. 1, 2011

For schoolchildren and Congress Members alike, Labor Day marks the end of summer and the return to the daily grind. Happily, there are plenty of holiday celebrations planned around the Washington metro area this weekend to help distract you from the imminent return of lunchboxes and briefcases.

Interns Take Turn in Service Role

Aug. 12, 2011

Some interns on the Hill make copies. Others answer phones. One group of Capitol Hill interns is helping feed locals who are facing serious illnesses.

National Mall Debuts iPhone App

Aug. 9, 2011

Yellowstone National Park may have been the first national park, but the National Mall is the first with its own iPhone app.

Putting a Face on a Bill

July 29, 2011

This session, more than 30 bills in Congress are named for people who died an untimely death, as a result of either a crime or suicide.

Hill Climbers: Internship Sparked Interest in Hill

July 29, 2011

For Rep. John Dingell’s new legislative director, it all started with an internship during her junior year of college.

Gutierrez Arrested During Immigration Protest

July 26, 2011

Rep. Luis Gutierrez was arrested Tuesday by U.S. Park Police while advocating for immigration reform during a demonstration in front of the White House.

Hill Climbers: TV Chef, Journalist Lands at CHC

July 22, 2011

Lesley Lopez has always been a multitasker, so the new communications director for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is used to juggling many responsibilities.

Hahn Swearing-In Ceremony a Long-Delayed Treat

July 18, 2011

For Janice Hahn, today’s swearing-in ceremony will be especially sweet because she knows what it’s like to lose. The newest Member of the California delegation ran unsuccessfully for her seat back in 1998.

Hill Climbers: Off the Field and Into the Office

July 15, 2011

Amanda Maddox did not plan on working in Congress. At first, she wanted to be a sportscaster.

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