Another reporter is joining the Obama administration. Emily Pierce, the deputy editor of Roll Call, will be joining the office of public affairs at the Department of Justice, the federal agency headed by Attorney General Eric Holder.
Pierce was welcomed to her new position by Brian Fallon, who works in that DOJ office and who used to be Chuck Schumer's spokesman in the Senate.
"Can't wait to welcome @emilyprollcall to @TheJusticeDept Office of Public Affairs later this month. She is a true pro," Fallon said on Twitter.
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) January 22, 2014
Pierce took to Twitter to say that she is "so excited to join excellent team at DOJ!"
— Emily Pierce (@emilyprollcall) January 22, 2014
Probably the most prominent former journalist to join the Obama administration is White House press secretary Jay Carney, formerly of Time magazine.