|Owner||The Economist Group|
|Circulation||18,937 (December 2012)|
Roll Call is a newspaper published in Washington, D.C., United States, from Monday to Friday when the United States Congress is in session and on Mondays only during recess. Roll Call reports news of legislative and political maneuverings on Capitol Hill, as well as political coverage of congressional elections across the country. In addition to breaking news, the paper features analysts such as Morton M. Kondracke, Stuart Rothenberg and David Hawkings. RollCall.com, the online version of the newspaper, features breaking news stories and daily e-mail alerts and award winning photojournalism. David Rapp currently serves as editor-in-chief.
Founded in 1955 by Sid Yudain, a former press secretary to Congressman Al Morano (R-Conn.), Roll Call is the flagship publication of CQ Roll Call, which also operates: Congressional Quarterly (CQ), a publisher of print and online daily and weekly news about Congress and politics. Roll Call merged with CQ in 2009 after the latter company was purchased by The Economist Group, Roll Call's parent company. Other members of The Economist Group include The Economist, European Voice, and Capitol Advantage.
Every issue, 11,500 copies of Roll Call are delivered to Congress and 400 copies are delivered to the White House free of charge. The publication's motto is "The Newspaper of Capitol Hill Since 1955."
Prominent former and current staffers
- Mary Ann Akers, columnist, washingtonpost.com
- Christina Bellantoni, Politics Editor, PBS Newshour
- John Bresnahan, senior congressional reporter, Politico
- Chris Cillizza, columnist, washingtonpost.com
- Tim Curran, former political editor, The Washington Post
- Steven T. Dennis, White House correspondent and Congressional leadership editor
- David Drucker, senior congressional reporter, the Washington Examiner.
- Susan Davis, congressional correspondent, USA Today
- Susan Glasser, editor-in-chief, Foreign Policy, and former national editor, The Washington Post
- Ed Henry, senior White House correspondent, Fox News Channel
- Paul Kane, reporter, The Washington Post
- David Rapp, editor-in-chief of Roll Call
- Brody Mullins, reporter, The Wall Street Journal
- Norah O'Donnell, chief White House correspondent, CBS News
- Ben Pershing, reporter, washingtonpost.com
- Neda Semnani, Heard on the Hill columnist
- Glenn Simpson, former staff writer, The Wall Street Journal
- Paul Singer, politics editor "USA Today"
- Nina Totenberg, correspondent, National Public Radio
- Jim VandeHei, executive editor, Politico
- Lauren Whittington, former politics editor, Roll Call
- "Roll Call Business Publication Circulation Statement". BPA Worldwide. December 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- The Guardian, "The Economist Group Buys Congressional Quarterly", July 22, 2009