Ross Gianfortune

Digital Journalist
 

About Me

I'm a digital journalist with experience in writing, video, podcasting, audio production, video production, some photo work and project management. My work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Gazette, The Atlantic, Sno-Cone and several defunct zines. I have a journalism degree from the University of Missouri, with a political science minor and a Master’s in communications from American University. One of these days, I'm going to write a book about journalism.

I speak functional Spanish and less-than-functional Italian, Hebrew and Ladino. I have covered such events as DC high school sports, the 2008 election of Barack Obama, DC Sniper trials, multiple government shutdowns, the 2016 election, Snowpocalypse , the COVID-19 pandemic and many others.

I used to run a blog with my late friend about Chicago baseball that has been dormant for a while. I also wrote a project that reviewed all 500 albums on Rolling Stone‘s list of the best of all time. I have a semi-dormant album review blog called Albums that I Own. It's not updated often.

I live, play softball and work in Washington, D.C. with my bulldog Lulu, seen below.

 
 
 

Pronounce My Name!

My surname is somewhat hard to pronounce, so I had Google Translate say it in Italian in the video below. Don't feel pressured to say it that way, but I get a lot of questions. The photo is my beloved Chloe (DEP).

 

Contact Me

If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact me via email or social media.

rjgianfortune@gmail.com

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Work Experience

2007 - Today

I am the Engagement Editor for Government Executive Media Group and help administer a staff that produces four top news sites devoted to covering the public sector.  I currently host the GovExec Daily Podcast, where we bring federal stories to light each weekday. For years, I produced Atlantic Media’s Play of the Day feature, showcasing late-night humor directed at government and politics.

2003-2007

I ran and edited Gazette.Net, a newspaper group website serving over 2 million readers in suburban Maryland and launched several interactive features. I also produced in-house publications for national golf tournaments held in Montgomery County, Md.

2003-2005

I was a news aide at The Washington Post, covering high school and local college sports.

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