June 30, 2008

Flack Profile: Bill Kiniry, Roll Call

Bill_kiniry_pfBill Kiniry is the Marketing Director for Roll Call Inc.

Hometown: Kensington, Connecticut, but now DC is my hometown.

How long have you been in your current position? 5 months.

Last movie you saw in the theatre? La Tourneuse de Pages — not good.

Is any press good press? Not in Washington.

What’s the best thing about working at Roll Call? I was attracted to Roll Call because of its tradition as the newspaper of Capitol Hill, but I came to work here because of the exciting direction of the company. We just launched a new website (RollCall.com) with a multimedia focus and we launched Roll Call TV earlier this year. Roll Call also owns GalleryWatch, our legislative tracking service and CongressNow, our legislative wire service. These products are growing fast and provide a valuable service to the Capitol Hill community.

Also, Roll Call is owned by The Economist, not many people are aware of that. To be part of The Economist Group says a lot about Roll Call’s pedigree. It’s a very savvy company and I’m glad to be here.

Do people still talk about Paul Kane around the water cooler? I don’t know Paul personally, but he is still held in high regard around the Roll Call water cooler as are many of our esteemed alums like Chris Cillizza, Ed Henry and the many other exceptional journalists who cut their teeth at Roll Call.

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