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Donnelly has won numerous awards for investigative and exclusive reporting--from the National Press Club, the National Press Foundation, the Newsletter Publishers Foundation, the Military Reporters & Editors association and the Reserve Officers Association of the United States. In 2018 he won both the National Press Foundation’s Dirksen award for the best coverage of Congress and the National Press Club’s Dornheim award for unmatched reporting on defense.
For the decade prior to joining CQ, Donnelly worked as a reporter and ultimately editor at Defense Week, a newsletter that covered the Pentagon and defense industry. Donnelly has been published in newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. He has appeared on or been cited on numerous broadcast outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio and C-SPAN.
Donnelly was twice elected president of Military Reporters & Editors, an organization representing defense reporters. He has held several leadership positions at the National Press Club, including chairman of its Board of Governors, and he is chairman emeritus of the club's Press Freedom Committee. He has also served as an officer on the Standing Committee of Correspondents of the U.S. Congress, which represents the news media on Capitol Hill.
Donnelly worked as a freelancer prior to beginning more than two decades of defense reporting in 1994. He studied English and Government at the College of William & Mary in Virginia and is a graduate of Gonzaga College High School on Capitol Hill.
She grew up mostly in the South and graduated from the University of Florida.
She has covered agriculture in some form or fashion for much of her reporting career, but CQ (Congressional Quarterly) is the first publication where agriculture policy was her main focus.
She likens reporting on Congress to peeling back the layers of grand and not-so-grand stories about policy, legislation and people.