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TOTeS Fun at Taste of the South - Posted March 31, 2014
Cocktail dresses, cowboy boots, bourbon, and bow ties. That was the scene Saturday night at the Washington Hilton, where Hill staffers and press from the dirty South threw down and represented their home states. TOTS, as the kids call it, is Taste of the South - a ... [FishbowlDC]

DC "Youth" Get Hammered, Body-painted at WL's YGL - Posted December 12, 2013
If you weren't one of the hundreds of what's-his-names and so-and-sos who rolled up to the Carnegie Library in an Uber black car last night, it could mean one of three things. 1) You are old. We're not talking John McLaughlin old...just over 40. 2) Your ambitious boozing and party hopping are... [FishbowlDC]

Heil Gets Served and Grilled - Posted November 19, 2013
More than twenty media types gathered last night at LOOK to eat a course (or three) and raise a glass (or twelve) to Emily Heil's gig as the new half of WaPo's "Reliable Source" column. Neither ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN "Crossfire" Party Packs a Punch - Posted September 11, 2013
"It was terr i fy ying," said CNN "Crossfire" host Van Jones, careful to enunciate every syllable when asked about his first night on the job. At least at the Cr... [PRNewser]

CNN "Crossfire" Party Packs a Punch - Posted September 11, 2013
"It was terr i fy ying," said CNN "Crossfire" host Van Jones, careful to enunciate every syllable when asked about his first night on the job. At least at the Cr... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Apologizes for Calling Big Bear Mayor a Hoax - Posted February 13, 2013
At one point during Tuesday's frenzied coverage of the Christopher Dorner standoff, the following was added to CNN's live blog: [Updated at 5:34 p.m. ET] In posts at 5:06 p.m. ET and 5:09 p.m. ET, we reported apparent information from Big Bear Lake mayor Jay Obernolte. We have learned that the man... [FishbowlLA]

A Very Redneck Birthday - Posted August 7, 2012
Mary Kathryn Covert Steel and CNN Worldwide Director of Public Relations Matt Dornic are celebrating their birthdays in Raleigh, NC with an intense five-day party with friends and family that ends tomorrow. Their actu... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 29, 2012
Quotes of the Day When insomnia strikes... "I still can't sleep. Ask me anything and I'll answer. #ASKarl" -- Syndicated Columnist Karl Frisch, also a partner at Bullfight Strategies, at around 3 a.m. At 4 a.m. h... [FishbowlDC]

HBO's 'Newsroom' Gets Dim Reviews in D.C. - Posted June 26, 2012
By Eddie Scarry and Betsy Rothstein HBO's drama Newsroom debuted Sunday night. The series tells the story of an easily agitated cable news anchor played by Jeff Daniels who has a public meltdown at Northwe... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 4, 2012
Quotes of the Day Journo stops to tweet touching moment "Sitting on porch with Fix Jr as nice wind blows and temps in 70s. Hard to imagine a better day." -- WaPo's Chris Cillizza. I... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 16, 2012
Quotes of the Day The Stickler: CNN's Blitzer kicks SNL's Ass "I hate to tell #SNL announcer it's correctly pronounced Ree-Anna not Ree-Ahna. Just ask her to pronounce her name." -- Wolf Blitzer. ... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 16, 2012
Quotes of the Day The Stickler: CNN's Blitzer kicks SNL's Ass "I hate to tell #SNL announcer it's correctly pronounced Ree-Anna not Ree-Ahna. Just ask her to pronounce her name." -- Wolf Blitzer. ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC News Radio Expands, Replaces CNN Radio Nationwide - Posted March 1, 2012
In an deal announced today with leading radio distributor Dial Global, NBC News will expand its radio offerings from 18 hourly reports each weekday to top and bottom of the hour updates, 24/7. NBC News Radio will also now be distributed to radio stations reaching 225 million people nationwide. These stations can... [Fishbowl NY]

NBC News Radio Expands, Replaces CNN Radio Nationwide - Posted March 1, 2012
In an deal announced today with leading radio distributor Dial Global, NBC News will expand its radio offerings from 18 hourly reports each weekday to top and bottom of the hour updates, 24/7. NBC News Radio will also now be distributed to radio stations reaching 225 million people nationwide. These stations can... [FishbowlNY]

An Evening Swim in the Fishbowl - Posted February 18, 2012
On Thursday night we welcomed upwards of 160 guests to Lost Society on U Street for a party so full of waves that some may never forget it. Journos climbed two super steep flights of stairs to reach the rooftop, which was filled with candles and drenched in rose petals. Notable... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 30, 2012
Quotes of the Day Campaign trail transport: the golf buggy "Oh my. Have arrived for Gingrich rally at The Villages. It's a retirement town, main mode of transport: the golf buggy." -- The Times of London's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 17, 2012
Quotes of the Day CNN and Former FishbowlDC's Matt Dornic: "New show: Silver Fox Sundays w @bobcusack?" Cusack is Managing Editor of The Hill. ... [FishbowlDC]

Tick Tock: The Bonjean Christmas Party - Posted December 12, 2011
The annual Christmas party held at the home of private GOP strategist Ron Bonjean and his wife, Sara, can never be described as a somber affair. There are things you can bank on: a washed up actor, laughter, an ice luge, a smelly elf who makes balloon toys, more laug... [TVNewser]

Tick Tock: The Bonjean Christmas Party - Posted December 12, 2011
The annual Christmas party held at the home of private GOP strategist Ron Bonjean and his wife, Sara, can never be described as a somber affair. There are things you can bank on: a washed up actor, laughter, an ice luge, a smelly elf who makes balloon toys, more laug... [PRNewser]

The FishbowlDC Interview With CNN's Matt Dornic - Posted December 5, 2011
Whether he's getting his entire head eaten by actress Gabby Sidibe at a TIME/PEOPLE party at the St. Regis, or h... [PRNewser]

The FishbowlDC Interview With CNN's Matt Dornic - Posted December 5, 2011
Whether he's getting his entire head eaten by actress Gabby Sidibe at a TIME/PEOPLE party at the St. Regis, or h... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Splash From Inside the Fishbowl... - Posted November 8, 2011
Well, the cat's out of the bag. Matt Dornic, who has been with FishbowlDC for three years and simultaneously worked at Quinn Gillespie & Associates, is moving to CNN Worldwide where he'll be senior director of public relati... [FishbowlDC]

Matt Dornic Moves to CNN Digital PR - Posted November 8, 2011
One of our fishes is on the move. Matt Dornic, a FishbowlDC contributor, and before that co-editor since February 2009, is joining the CNN public relations group working with the digital teams: CNN.com, CNN Mobile and Apps. Dornic is also leaving his... [TVNewser]

Kardashian Splitsville React-Washington Style - Posted November 2, 2011
Even John Coale didn't see it coming. The sudden newsflash of Kim Kardashian splitting up with her husband after 72 days is rocking Hollywood and, of course, Washington as evidenced by the lame posts in WaPo and The Hill.... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 21, 2011
Quotes of the Day Schieffer's crush on Paltrow intensifies CBS "Face the Nation" Host Bob Schieffer completes Politico's "Answer This" interview in... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 14, 2011
Quotes of the Day Former WH reporter finds his voice "If this isn't violating Twitter protocol, fuck the Taliban. #InKabul." -- Former Bloomberg News White House reporter Richard Kell in reaction to the ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Afternoon FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 13, 2011
Please excuse the tardiness today. We've been tending to news, lunch, questions from readers about ugly footwear on Twitter and garden variety laziness. Enjoy the weekend thoughts from some of your favorite (or least favorite) Washington journos and other random personalities. QUOTES of the DAY ... [FishbowlDC]

Separated at Birth: Surprise! - Posted June 9, 2011
L to R: Cooper Dornic gets a compliment while Rudy Walsh gets emasculated by that girly pink dog seat. With the heat bleac... [FishbowlDC]

Fab or Fug? - Posted May 4, 2011
The above is a pretty dress worn by a journalist Saturday night to the Capitol File after party, so we're not giving it a Fug. However, may we suggest a different bra? Perhaps a racerback style or clips that draw the straps together would pull this look together. Barring all... [PRNewser]

The First Toast - Posted April 27, 2011
From L to R: Budding Fashion Reporters Jocelyn Luddy and Reilly Folsom. ... [Fishbowl NY]

The First Toast - Posted April 27, 2011
From L to R: Budding Fashion Reporters Jocelyn Luddy and Reilly Folsom. ... [FishbowlNY]

The First Toast - Posted April 27, 2011
From L to R: Budding Fashion Reporters Jocelyn Luddy and Reilly Folsom. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 22, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY A journo can't work under these circumstances "Next door: young child running around screaming, old woman yelling at him. #killmenow" -- Washington Examiner's Lachlan Markay in a Thursday tweet. What are the Salahi's up to? "Salahi's confirm to me that they're worried about a stalker. Warren Co and LA... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted April 8, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Need to Know...) *Morning Scream Heard Around Washington: If you heard a shriek emanating from the enclav... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted March 18, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...) *Note to Readers: Next week I'm taking off and leaving the site in the trusted hands of my co-editor Matt Dornic and intrepid intern ... [FishbowlDC]

DCRTV Has Record Week in Thievery - Posted March 17, 2011
DCRTV's Dave Hughes is a recidivist when it comes to swiping copy and not properly attributing it. It happens so much it's hard to keep track of it all. We're giving him an orange jumpsuit in honor of it all. Yesterday he ripped off ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 10, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY On the Couch: Publicist Wendy Gordon at a recent 80s party. Scribe smells trouble "C-PAC on one side of the hotel, steel workers union on the other. I see a midwester... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 24, 2011
Washington Reacts to Olbermann Exit "It's better to fire... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC Turns Six Today - Posted January 19, 2011
Today is the sixth anniversary of FishbowlDC. So we give you answers to our most frequently asked questions. Do you guys have an office? No, we work out of cafes, our homes and/or an office for another job. Cafes can be less or more irritating depending on the day, time and who... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC Turns Six Today - Posted January 19, 2011
Today is the sixth anniversary of FishbowlDC. So we give you answers to our most frequently asked questions. Do you guys have an office? No, we work out of cafes, our homes and/or an office for another job. Cafes can be less or more irritating depending on the day, time and who... [PRNewser]

Having a Shitty Morning? - Posted January 11, 2011
Not as bad as my co-editor, Matt Dornic, who thought he was getting a "lucky" parking spot under a tree. He returned moments later to a world of shit. "They looked me in the eye and I knew it was war," Dornic said of the guilty birds. "I had to strategically... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Kuhn Invites Partygoers to Lunch in LA - Posted December 15, 2010
CNN's Eric Kuhn and Peter Hamby at The Mayflower Hotel Partygoers: CNN's Ed Hornick and QGA and FBDC's Matt Dornic Outg... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Dose of 'His Excellency' Weirdness - Posted December 10, 2010
The saga continues. Just to recap: Yesterday FBDC's Matt Dornic brought you the wild tale of ... [FishbowlDC]

DogBowl 2010: The Winners (of sorts) - Posted November 19, 2010
Dear Readers, Last week, a post that was intended to be one post and one dog surprisingly blew up into DogBowl 2010 with five posts, five days and 46 pretty adorable dogs including a ferret (we know, he was a questionable entrant into the contest). Today we award superlatives to some of... [FishbowlDC]

Want a Friend in Washington? Get a... - Posted November 8, 2010
Dexter von Frisch, Twitter handle: @DexterVonFrisch As the famous saying goes, if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. Not this dog, mind you. Status: Already taken. Which journo has the cutest dog in Washington? Find out who after the jump... P.S. If y... [FishbowlDC]

DC Mag Comes Out With 'All That Glitters' - Posted November 5, 2010
The November issue of D.C. Magazine, "All that Glitters," hit newsstands today. Bragging spoiler alert ahead: Among the stories featured in this issue is a piece by FBDC's Matt Dornic on p. 56. The story examines the new tricked out resto-lounges in Washington and the technolog... [FishbowlDC]

Journos: Will They Sleep Tonight? - Posted November 2, 2010
We posed a question to a mass of journalists, many covering the midterms, and most everyone obliged. One reporter, who will remain genderless, wished to be anonymous because of fear of his or her PR department. We thank everyone for participating, especially Mr. Weigel fr... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 1, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY And one, and two, and one and two...Come on ladies, here's a Halloween costume to burn into memory. It's FishbowlDC's and QGA's Matt Dornic preparing to sweat to the oldies like only Richard Si... [FishbowlDC]

Dal's Swinging Book Party - Posted October 22, 2010
Dal LaMagna having a swinging good time at Comet Ping Pong. Last night's book party for ... [FishbowlDC]

A Book Party That Could Raise Eyebrows - Posted October 20, 2010
Expect a decent crowd of journos Thursday evening at a book party for Dal LaMagna's Raising Eyebrows, A Failed Entrepreneur Finally Gets it Right. If you don't know Dal, he's quite the character. Read the WaPo pr... [FishbowlDC]

Brave Journos Get Competitive Over Karaoke - Posted October 7, 2010
NBC's Luke Russert and CNN's Brianna Keilar won "Best Duet" for Livin' on a Prayer (All photos taken by FishbowlDC's Matt Dornic.) Milling about in a darkened upstairs barroom last night at the Rock & Roll Hotel, the mood amongst journalists was a low buzz of excitement. Some of Washington D.C. 's nerviest... [FishbowlDC]

Google-Politico Event Elicits Serious and Jocular Moments and Two Really Helpful Press People - Posted September 28, 2010
Readers: Note hole in right thigh of blue jeans. The Politico-Google event at the Newseum Monday afternoon was a classy, serene, cerebral event minus the rocker chic dress code of at least one reporter (ahem, GQ's Ana... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 24, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Name-calling "Neil Cavuto = Eddie Munster." -- HuffPost's ... [FishbowlDC]

AnonymASS Tipster Makes Odd Accusation - Posted September 1, 2010
We received the following doozy of an anonymous tip this morning. My co-editor Matt Dornic was among the guests at the Blue Duck Tavern dinner last night with Washington Life's Michael Clements and th... [FishbowlDC]

A Special Birthday Message... - Posted August 6, 2010
Today at FishbowlDC we're on the verge of celebrating a very special birthday in our midst. Co-editor Matt Dornic's birthday is tomorrow. Happy Birthday Matt - hope it's a good one! To celebrate the day, I reached out to media friends for birthday wishes. I've been dying for a reason to... [FishbowlDC]

Postcard From the Beach: Fish on Ice, Palin in the Lobby - Posted June 28, 2010
My co-editor Matt Dornic has sent me this pleasant Fish on Ice photograph from Virginia Beach. With some of the iciness coming our way as of late, he thought it fitting. The fish is from Catch 31 at the Virginia Beach Hilton. In other Virginia Beach Hilton news, Dornic ran into former... [FishbowlDC]

A Response to Weigel Resignation Aftermath - Posted June 26, 2010
By now, you know that Dave Weigel and the WaPo have parted ways. And by now, you may or may not be aware of the heavy criticism (and more privately, praise) that FishbowlDC has received for first publishing e-mails from Weigel to the private email listserv, Journol... [FishbowlDC]

Guests Threaten (Jokingly, We Think) to Crash Salahi Q &A Today - Posted June 17, 2010
Carol Joynt's Q & A Cafe today with the Salahis at The Ritz is allegedly a go, last time the show host heard anything. A note on Joynt's site today: "As far as we know, and we only know what we know, The Q&A Cafe today will roll as planned with guests Michaele... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Weigel Wants to Talk More on 'Hug' - Posted June 16, 2010
We're game to talk more with WaPo's conservative blogger Dave Weigel on his use of the word "hug." But oh, no, is he going to eventually ask to "hug" and make up? I nominate my co-editor Matt Dornic f... [FishbowlDC]

NJ Adds Two New Account Directors - Posted June 10, 2010
It's wonderful to announce new hires. But when a publication has suffered serious losses and is undergoing a complete overhaul (as my co-editor Matt Dornic reported here),... [FishbowlDC]

You Can Take the Boy Out of the Fishbowl But... - Posted May 24, 2010
Even in Virginia Beach you can't keep my co-editor Matt Dornic out of the fishbowl. (He spent the weekend in Virginia Beach and couldn't get FishbowlDC off his mind.) ... [FishbowlDC]

Baby Got Comeback - Posted May 4, 2010
The blog-troversy between FNC's Greta Van Susteren's GretaWire blog and FishbowlDC over writing about and discussing Kim Kardashian's butt appears to be subsiding. You may have noticed that Van Susteren recently questioned the post we wrote describing journos comments about Kardashian's caboose. She... [FishbowlDC]

Greta Questions Our Kardashian 'Big Butt' Report - Posted May 3, 2010
FNC's Greta Van Susteren is questioning our "fairness" in posting an item over the weekend on Kim Kardashian's caboose. Van Susteren had prime visibility to the Kardashian behind this weekend, as Kardashian was Van Susteren's date to th... [FishbowlDC]

CQ-Roll Call Group Freezing Out Bloomberg - Posted February 18, 2010
Relations are getting icy between Bloomberg News and CQ-Roll Call Group. A source at Bloomberg is saying that the CQ-Roll Call Group has refused to renew Bloomberg's subscriptions to CQ's congressional reporting services because, according to the source, "they now consider us a competitor." Access to CQ's subscription-only services are considered must haves... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Life's "YGL" Issue Hits Newsstands - Posted February 9, 2010
"Young & the Guest List," Washington Life's annual roundup of roughly 200 (more this year) of the metro area's top innovators under the age of 40 just hit newsstands. This year's list includes 152 men, 112 women, 2 diplomats 35 CEOs and 44 folks from the White House and Cap... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC Co-Editor Matt Dornic Joins Quinn Gillespie & Associates - Posted February 1, 2010
In some news that hits close to home -- and by home, we mean the mediabistro.com family -- FishbowlDC co-editor Matt Dornic has joined D.C.-based agency Quinn Gillespie & Associates as Director. QGA will absorb Dornic's company 3 Dog Agency. All employees will be mak... [PRNewser]

Weekend Wrap: Running and Drinking Like a Sailor - Posted September 21, 2009
Navy 5 Miler The Bachelor's Andy Baldwin, Mix 107.3's Tommy McFly, Roll Call's Jackie Kucinich, On Tap's Ashley Estill, Glenn Ballard and I (... [FishbowlDC]

Gavin, Ryan and Dornic Do This Just In! - Posted September 18, 2009
Tune in to This Just In! over the weekend to hear "Team Gavin" (Patrick, his Yeas and Nays replacement Kiki Ryan and me, his FishbowlDC follow-on) as we discuss the evolution of journalism and the impact of social media on the news industry. From our friends at This Just In!: On this week's... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 08.28.09 - Posted August 28, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. In case you missed it, another reason to ... [FishbowlDC]

I Want to Be Wolf Blitzer When I Grow Up - Posted August 19, 2009
No, that isn't a quote from Matt Dornic. Remember Damon Weaver, ... [FishbowlDC]

Happy Birthday To... - Posted August 7, 2009
Not to be out done by the birthdays of President Obama and Helen Thomas this week... FishbowlDC would like to take the opportunity to wish a very happy birthday to everyone's second favorite editor, ... [FishbowlDC]

More RTCA Dets: A Dinner Preview With Tonight's Emcee, Pre & After Parties - Posted June 19, 2009
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WaPo Readies For Newsroom Integration|"Jon & Kate" Web Site's Traffic Soars|MB Bloggers Get Real|Tension's High At Boston Globe - Posted June 3, 2009
FishbowlDC:... [Fishbowl NY]

WaPo Readies For Newsroom Integration|"Jon & Kate" Web Site's Traffic Soars|MB Bloggers Get Real|Tension's High At Boston Globe - Posted June 3, 2009
FishbowlDC:... [FishbowlNY]

mediabistro Bloggers Considered for Reality Show - Posted June 3, 2009
First we hear Steve might be going to Costa Rica later this month to cover the "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here" finale for WebNewser and now the Washington Examiner reports FishbowlDC's Christine Delargy and Matt Dornic may be the subject of a reality ... [TVNewser]

A Look Back at WHCD Weekend, With FBDC - Posted May 11, 2009
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Morning Reading List 02.24.09 - Posted February 24, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 02.04.09 - Posted February 4, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box ... [FishbowlDC]

Patrick Gavin Bids Farewell, FBDC Hires Two New Bloggers - Posted January 30, 2009
Today is Patrick Gavin's last day at FishbowlDC before he departs for parts unknown (... [Fishbowl NY]

Patrick Gavin Bids Farewell, FBDC Hires Two New Bloggers - Posted January 30, 2009
Today is Patrick Gavin's last day at FishbowlDC before he departs for parts unknown (... [FishbowlNY]

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