Senior defense writer, Congressional Quarterly & Roll Call (@CQNow). President, Military Reporters & Editors. Chairs National Press Club Press Freedom Committee

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Biography

Donnelly is a veteran defense reporter with a strong track record of fair, accurate and groundbreaking coverage of national security.
A former editor of Defense Week, Donnelly has covered military matters at Congressional Quarterly since 2004. His work also appears regularly in Roll Call.
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Sep 22, 2017

Lawmakers want to see the @usairforce finding of "serious" risk from equipment that's supposed to save lives, not endanger them. https://t.co/oFbvcN5yfJ

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Food & Drink Daily--a now defunct newsletter covering the affect of legislation and regulations on the food and beverage industries.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Uh, yes.

How is social media changing news?

It speeds publication rates, connects writers and readers, and converts reporters into often snarky commentators--a mixed bag all around.