Texas Tribune taps first DC bureau chief

The Texas Tribune is opening a Washington, D.C. bureau, and the inaugural bureau chief will be Roll Call's Abby Livingston. It's a fitting match, as this seventh-generation Texan has been covering politics, campaigns, leaders and Congress for the past three years. A Fort Worth native as well as a UT-Austin grad, Livingston first embarked on her journey in journalism when she moved to Washington to work as a desk assistant for NBC News. Years later, this newest chapter in her life signals the blending of both worlds.

"After 3 very happy years at Roll Call, I've accepted the position as the first Texas Tribune Washington bureau chief," Livingston tweet.

Evan McMorris-Santoro with BuzzFeed responds to the news, "congrats to @RollCallAbby, new TX Tribune DC bureau chief! She’s as TXan as they come & wonky too so this is perfect."

Fun fact: Livingston is a two-time MVP for "The Bad News Babes," the women’s press softball team that faces off with female members of Congress in the yearly Congressional Women’s Softball breast cancer charity game.

"And yes, even though I am joining @TexasTribune, I will still be playing softball," Livingston adds, preemptively allaying the fears of her teammates.

Just one more reason Livingston and the Tribune make a good fit, considering the Trib’s "great history of hiring softball stars!"

Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!

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