Another Journo Joins Team Obama

Emily Pierce

Emily Pierce


Roll Call’s Emily Pierce is making a move to the Obama administration, joining the office of public affairs at Eric Holder’s Justice Department.

Pierce will be deputy director of the office, which is run by former spokesman for Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) Brian Fallon.

Fallon was formerly the communications director for the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center.

Fallon’s wife, Katie Beirne Fallon, also a longtime Schumer veteran was tapped by President Barack Obama last month to be his director of legislative affairs.

Pierce covered Senate leadership and policy issues as a senior writer for Roll Call.