No big secret: I love my job. Aside from wading waste deep news waters every day, I am the digital alchemist for the station, meaning, I get to try out all the new web tools and see what works.
Plus, the proximity factor is a huge perk; working out of DC, if its a top story, more than likely it happened or is being reacted to here.
But the best part of my job is the people I meet and work with. Now to be honest, I could not identify half to the people on E! Talk Soup or OK magazine, but as a self-proclaimed wonk, when a journo or politico passes by you'd think I just discovered Egyptian cotton or the electric can opener.
About twice a week, the Morning Joe crowd hits the MAL studio to broadcast their radio program, and afterward, they do a little post-game down time in the newsroom. (let's be honest, next to Cork downtown, we are the new 'it' spot right?). But today, Tucker Carlson, former bow tie wearing conservative pundit from Crossfire (filmed at GW), is filling in for Joe and Mika. Holler! And it turns out, he's a San Diego kid too! Who knew! So of course my reaction...."shut up!"
There you have it, I told Tucker Carlson to "shut up!" I love my job!
Disclaimer: Don't try this at home kids.