Christina Bellantoni, a former reporter for the Palo Alto Daily News and later chief of that paper’s Los Gatos bureau, has been named political editor of PBS’s “NewsHour.”

She has been associate politics editor at CQ Roll Call since October 2010, and she has appeared regularly as political analyst on “Hardball,” “Countdown,” “On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren,” “Reliable Sources,” “TopLine,” “The Rachel Maddow Show,” and “The Daily Rundown.” Bellantoni left the Daily News in 2003 for Washington and has worked at The Washington Times and Talking Points Memo.

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  1. Maddow's show is as far left as Glen Beck's show is to the right, and if you're trying to avoid the appearance of favoritism (and I assume PBS is trying to do that), you'd be smart to steer clear of either Maddow or Beck.

  2. Dear Anonymous,
    Why on earth would you ever post such a snarky comment "Anonymous"ly?

    Whether you agree with her or not, Rachel Maddow is nationally significant news commentator and exactly the sort of resume entry any self-respecting journalist would happily highlight on their list of job experiences.

    Please check you bias at the door, as a journalist you're suppose to be able to fairly cover all sides of every issue.
    signed, not anonymously,

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