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John M. Donnelly is a senior writer for CQ Roll Call who specializes in defense. He has netted numerous journalism awards, including the National Press Foundation’s Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress and the National Press Club’s Michael Dornheim Award for defense reporting. He has served as president of the Military Reporters & Editors Association, chairman of the National Press Club board of governors, and secretary of the Standing Committee of Correspondents in Congress.

Prior to his arrival at CQ in 2004, he edited Defense Week, a newsletter that covered the Pentagon, the defense industry and the congressional defense panels. Donnelly is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and of Gonzaga College High School in Washington.

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