Bellantoni Named 'PBS NewsHour' Political Editor

PBS NewsHour has named Christina Bellantoni political editor.

Bellantoni, who comes from Hill publication CQ Roll Call will oversee domestic political coverage on-air and online starting Jan. 2.

Her resume includes reporting and blogging for Talking Points Memo and White House correspondent for The Washington Times.

"Christina's extensive Washington experience as a skilled, cross-platform journalist  will make her a great asset to the NewsHour throughout the 2012 election cycle," said Linda Winslow,  executive producer of the NewsHour, in announcing the hire.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.