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Ross Gianfortune

Digital Journalist
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About Me

About Me

I'm a digital journalist with experience in writing, video, podcasting, audio production, video production, hosting, panel moderation, 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.

 

For more than three years, I hosted and produced the GovExec Daily podcast each weekday. The show covered the business of government, the public service workforce, management best practices and much much more each weekday. During my hosting time, the show has hosted guests like former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, former Secretary of the Navy/former Administrator of NASA Sean O'Keefe, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, National Science Foundation Director Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, OPM chief Kiran Ahuja and many many other luminaries in government and business.

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 write a weekly newsletter/column that is hosted on Substack.

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

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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

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

2023-Present

I am the Managing Editor of GovCIO Media & Research, where I administer the staff, edit copy, write stories, plan projects, host podcasts and produce GovFocus panels.

2007 - 2023

I was the Engagement Editor for Government Executive Media Group. hosted the GovExec Daily Podcast, and, for years, I produced Atlantic Media’s Play of the Day feature.

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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