“I know Steve as a trusted colleague, first-class journalist, and mentor to some of the most talented young reporters in Washington — several of whom we have the fortune to already have in our newsroom,” said David Ellis, Roll Call’s chief content officer and senior VP, in the press release. “He’s the kind of editor people clamor to work for, and I’m absolutely delighted he’s bringing his wide range of skills to our newsroom.”
Komarow, a veteran foreign correspondent and newsroom manager, will report to Ellis starting Jan. 15. Coming from Bloomberg, he most recently led their coverage of the White House, the Justice Department and Homeland Security Department.
“I’m excited to join CQ Roll Call, which has always had the inside track on the policy workings of Congress and continues to hold a unique position in Washington journalism,” Komarow said. “I look forward to introducing new ideas and new products to propel this storied news organization into the future.”
Komarow, a graduate of George Washington University in political science, has a strong connection to the inner-workings of Congress, as he served as chairman of the Standing Committee of Correspondents in 1992 when he was AP’s chief congressional correspondent. He continues to lecture on political and military journalism as an adjunct for Northwestern University’s Washington, DC program.