PBS NewsHour has a new political editor. Christina Bellantoni of CQ Roll Call takes her post on Jan. 2, 2012, to oversee all political coverage on air and online, including political analysis, elections and personalities. NewsHour’s previous political editor, David Chalain, departed to lead the Washington bureau of Yahoo News in November.
Bellantoni has spent more than a decade covering national political and business news in Washington, D.C., and California. She has worked as associate politics editor at CQ Roll Call since October 2010, appearing as a political analyst on Hardball, Countdown, On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren, Reliable Sources, TopLine, The Rachel Maddow Show and The Daily Rundown. Bellantoni also was a senior reporter-blogger at Talking Points Memo’s Washington bureau, covering the White House and national politics from October 2009 through October 2010. Before joining TPM, she was a White House correspondent for The Washington Times. She was also an Institute of Politics Fellow at the Kennedy School, Harvard University, in fall 2011. (Image: NewsHour)