- Fall 2011
Christina Bellantoni is an associate politics editor at Roll Call. She joined the team in October 2010. Bellantoni worked as a senior reporter-blogger at Talking Points Memo's Washington bureau covering the White House and Washington at large from October 2009 through October 2010. She helped launch a major expansion for TPM, getting the political news site into the White House Correspondents Association and the White House press pool. Bellantoni covered national politics and the health care debate as TPM experienced record growth.
Before joining TPM, Bellantoni was a White House correspondent for The Washington Times, a post she took after covering the 2008 Democratic presidential campaigns. She joined the Times in December 2003, covering state and Congressional politics before moving to the national political beat for the 2008 campaign. Bellantoni moved to Washington after covering local politics in California.
Bellantoni, a San Jose native, graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Mass Communications in 2001. Her first journalism job was for the San Jose Business Journal in 1998, working in the research department to put together data for the "Book of Lists."
She won two national journalism awards for Best Scoop in 2001 for her story in Silicon Valley Biz Ink revealing the San Jose Sharks were up for sale. Her stories for the Palo Alto Daily News in 2002 and 2003 won several Bay Area journalism awards.