SPOTTED AT LE DIPLOMATE last night: Jeff Bezos and Jay Carney.
NATALIE JONES HALLAHAN has started as SVP of external affairs at Meridian International Center. Jones was acting chief of protocol at State in the Obama administration.
JACK QUINN has joined the D.C. office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips as a partner in the litigation group and chair of the firm’s federal regulatory and government practice. At Manatt, he will work with clients involved in “complex regulatory proceedings, government investigations and public policy campaigns.” Quinn previously chaired QGA Public Affairs.
MICHAEL LAROSA starts on July 10 as comms director for Democrats on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources under ranking member Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). He has spent the last six plus years as a producer for MSNBC’s “Hardball” with Chris Matthews. He is emailing friends this morning: “I am eternally grateful to Chris for taking a chance on me six years ago; his mentorship and friendship have been invaluable. I’ve had a front row seat to history during two Presidential Election cycles.”
SNEAK PEEK: CBS’s NORAH O’DONNELL interviews South Korean President Moon Jae-in on “CBS This Morning.” http://cbsn.ws/2slOkNx
MEDIAWATCH — FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: CLINTON ALUMNI – Maya Harris is joining MSNBC as political analyst. She was a senior policy adviser on the Clinton campaign and is a CAP alum.