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Andrea Mitchell: The FishbowlDC Interview

andreamitchell_72dpi for web.jpgSay hello to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell.

What word do you routinely misspell? Ahmadenijad

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? classic ring

What time did you get up this morning? 5am

When did you last cry and why? watching a Today show interview with the family of a soldier killed in Iraq

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 80

What’s your favorite letter? A

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo, who bullied me as a young reporter and taught me to “talk back.”

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? At the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia – this week

Read the rest when you click below…(and see previous FishbowlDC interviews: Julie Mason, David Shuster, Joe Curl, Alex Pareene, Peter Beinart, Jonah Goldberg, Megyn Kendall, Ana Marie Cox, Jim Brady, Howard Mortman, Amy Argetsinger, Jose Antonio Vargas, Chuck Todd, Tom Gottlieb, Kelly Ann Collins, David von Drehle, David Lat, Mark Leibovich, Zain Verjee, David Plotz, Paul Kane, Karen Travers, Mark Halperin, Hugo Gurdon, Greg Kelly,Ken Rudin, John Dickerson, Anne Schroeder, Spencer Ackerman, Bret Baier, Bob Sellers, Greta van Susteren, Danielle Jones, Jonathan Salant, John McCalla, Pam Hess, Ryan Grim, Marc Ambinder, Marty Kady, Jack Shafer, Annie Lou Bayly, Jerry Zremski, Charlie Cook, Dave Hughes, Howard Fineman, Katie Tarbox, Mark Segraves, Chris Cillizza, Tom Sietsema, Bill Triplett, Robin Givhan, David Brody, Norah O’Donnell, Carl Cannon, Jordan Lieberman, David Folkenflik, Molly Henneberg, Ernesto Londono, Brody Mullins, Aaron Blake, Martha Raddatz, Andrew Sullivan, Christina Bellantoni, Shane Harris, Nora McAlvanah, Adam Nagourney, Erin McPike, Mike Memoli, Ju-Don Marshall Roberts, Arthur Delaney, Chris Mincher, Rachel Sklar, Laura Sullivan, Jeff Kosseff, Matthew Cooper, Scott McCrary, Dan Reilly, Jennifer Griffin, Ari Shapiro, Jonathan Kaplan, Rick Klein, Mike Allen, Olivier Knox, Erik Wemple, Nathan Burchfiel)

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Who is your favorite active journalist? Tim Russert (of course!)

What did you have for breakfast? Hardboiled egg and a banana/quadshot expresso

What one toiletry item could you not live without? makeup remover

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? legs of steel – to better run marathons

Red or white wine? white

PG-13 or R? pg-13

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? Lincoln

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) breast

Friday night or Saturday night? saturday night

“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School”? Wedding Crashers – because it has Carville

The Palm or Cafe Milano? Cafe Milano

Yankees or Red Sox? yankees

Jenna or Barbara? jenna

McSteamy or McDreamy? McDreamy

Leno or Letterman? letterman

Stewart or Colbert? Stewart

Boxers or briefs? that’s between me and my husband

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