Ross Gianfortune

Engagement Editor Prior to joining Government Executive’s staff, Ross Gianfortune worked at The Washington Post, The Gazette Newspapers, WXRT Radio and The Columbia Missourian. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from University of Missouri and a master's in communications from the American University.
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Play of the Day: Donald Trump Talks Russian Hacking… With Don King at His Side

January 4, 2017 According to news reports, Bill and Hillary Clinton will attend Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20. Because the former First Lady lost to the president-elect in November, Jimmy Kimmel joked Tuesday night that there's a 50/50 chance she pulls a "Red Wedding" at the inauguration or, more likely, a "Kanye."...

Play of the Day: More From Donald Trump's Twitter Account

December 27, 2016 Donald Trump is set to be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States next month and more and more his business dealings are emerging each day. Last summer. a 2002 video was unearthed of Trump appearing in an advertisement opposite Grimace, the purple McDonald's mascot. Late Night's Seth...

Play of the Day: The New Trump Winery Ad

December 23, 2016 Scientists announced this week that temperatures at the North Pole are upwards of 50 degrees warmer han normal this year. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked that the news hit president-elect Donald Trump's desk and he declared it was a "hoax" perpetuated by Santa's elves. The Trump Winery in Charlottesville,...

Play of the Day: More Trump Tapes

December 22, 2016 Christmas is just days away and celebrities are revealing what they're getting their loved ones as gifts. Conan O'Brien joked about the holiday and the election saying Bill Clinton gave his wife "an 'At Least You Won the Popular Vote' coffee mug." Former Celebrity Apprentice contestant Tom Arnold says he...

Play of the Day: Trump's Inauguration Musician Search

December 21, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump and former president Bill Clinton are feuding over who called the other on election night. Conan O'Brien joked that Clinton actually did call Trump, but the famously lascivious former president was trying to reach Trump's model wife. Trump's inauguration is next month and the president-elect is having...

Play of the Day: Obama's Russian Strategy

December 20, 2016 Some Republicans and conservative media outlets have been saying that president-elect Donald Trump would have won the popular vote in November if only California was not counted. Conan O'Brien joked about the news, saying Hillary Clinton would've won the Electoral College vote if only Russia was not counted. Senator John...

Play of the Day: Donald Trump's Star Wars Connection

December 19, 2016 On Friday, president Barack Obama spoke about the Russian interference in American politics, saying he told Vladimir Putin to "cut it out." Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost joked about the news over the weekend, saying a murderous dictator isn't exactly going to listen to a catchphrase from Full House. Supporters...

Play of the Day: The Best TV of 2016 Was Definitely the Trump Campaign

December 16, 2016 NBC News reported this week that Vladimir Putin was personally behind the reported Russian interference in the 2016 election. Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the election shenanigans behind Putin's election by referencing Matryoshka dolls, while Jimmy Kimmel joked about the friendship between president-elect Donald Trump and Putin. This week,...

Play of the Day: Trump's Cabinet Diversity

December 15, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump met with tech executives at Trump Tower on Wednesday, leaving Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey off the invite list. Jimmy Kimmel joked about the meeting, saying it was solely for Trump to get some help fixing his iTunes account. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about Trump's hand size,...

Play of the Day: Does Trump Want Kanye West in His Cabinet?

December 14, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump ally Roger Stone said this week that the consideration of Mitt Romney for Trump's cabinet was "in order to torture" the former governor of Massachusetts. Conan O'Brien joked about the remarks, saying the whole ordeal was just another episode of a new TV show, White Billionaire Pranks....

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