Former CQ Roll Call Congressional editor and reporter David Eldridge, who was laid off by the publication in October, has been hired by news startup InsideSources. The startup also adds Carter Dougherty as a contributor. Dougherty had most recently been a reporter at Bloomberg News.
Eldridge comes on as a reporter and editor and will also be working on developing the publication’s newswire. Prior to CQ Roll Call, Eldridge had been a 15-year veteran of the Washington Times, where he had been an editor. At the Times, Eldridge was responsible for the website and the publication’s political reporting.
Dougherty will focus on “the intersection of Washington and Wall Street,” according to the memo announcing the hires. Prior to Bloomberg News, Dougherty had been the European economic correspondent for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. Like Eldridge, Dougherty had also had a stint at The Washington Times as an international trade and business reporter.
InsideSources was founded in April 2014 by publisher Shawn McCoy, the former Iowa communications director for Mitt Romney‘s campaign. The site focuses on news, opinion and analysis in politics, finance, energy and tech and identifies as non-partisan. Eldridge is the third full-time staffer for the growing pub, joining Giuseppe Macri and Graham Vyse, who were both hired in May 2015.