Washington (April 13, 2016) – CQ Roll Call, an Economist Group business, today announced that Ed Timms, of the Dallas Morning News, will join the Roll Call newspaper as deputy editor.
“Ed is one of the most talented journalists I’ve ever worked with,’’ said Roll Call editor-in-chief Melinda Henneberger, “and he will help make us all better, too.”
Timms will help lead the effort to cover Congress – the personalities, the policy and the politics. And he has extensive experience in the accountability journalism that has been a mainstay of Roll Call.
When Batson v. Kentucky changed the way juries are chosen, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall cited original research produced by Timms and his late colleague Steve McGonigle that documented discriminatory practices by prosecutors.
His investigative reporting also revealed criminal activity by elected officials, a flawed immigration system that allowed terrorists to enter the U.S., and lapses that led to the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. His stories helped expose the use of forced mental health evaluations to discredit military whistleblowers, and his investigation into mysterious ailments suffered by veterans brought national attention to what eventually became known as Gulf War Illness. The Texas Observer called him “the best foreign correspondent in the history of Texas newspapers.” As an editor, he has run the DMN’s city desk and supervised major investigative projects.
The DMN announcement of his upcoming move quoted a veteran reporter who said, “There has never been a time when I sat down with Ed and didn’t learn something to make my story better.”
Timms will join Roll Call on May 2.
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