About Government Matters


To Contact Government Matters:

Executive ProducerGeorge Jackson – 703-357-5895

ProducerColby Hochmuth – 571-289-7116

HostFrancis Rose

Director of Sales and OperationsJohn Meyer – 202-276-6808

Government Matters is a multi-platform news program dedicated to providing non-partisan information and analysis to federal managers, contractors and those supporting the federal marketplace.

Government Matters is focused on exploring the challenges and issues facing federal managers, highlighting success stories within the federal community, and providing an outlet for both government and industry to share their outlook with the federal marketplace.

Government Matters’ primary areas of concentration are technology, security, defense, management, industry and workforce.


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Hosted by Francis Rose

Francis Rose is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist, speaker and writer. He has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He was host of “In Depth with Francis Rose” on Federal News Radio from 2008 to 2015 after joining the station in 2006. His guest list has included virtually every important name in the federal government.

Before joining Federal News Radio, he covered the executive and legislative branches of government as a host and anchor on C-SPAN Radio. While at the network, he hosted the weekly “Supreme Court Oral Argument” and produced and hosted countless long-form historical programs, including an acclaimed retrospective on the 50th anniv
ersary of the Army-McCarthy hearings.

Francis studied English at York College of Pennsylvania and Towson University. He lives in Maryland with his wife and son.

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