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Anne Kornblut: The FishbowlDC Interview

kornblutfbdc.jpgSay hello to the Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut.

What word do you routinely misspell? kerfuffle (kerfuffel?)

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing”

What time did you get up this morning? 6:30 am

When did you last cry and why? you don’t want to know. okay. fine. Monday night. when it became clear the Hillary Clinton campaign theme song contest was about to end.

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

What’s your favorite letter? as a Scrabble player, “X”

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? my high school English teacher, Sally Alexander; and Alan Brinkley, my history professor at Columbia who refused to let me apply for a PhD program and told me to go be a reporter.

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, Andrea Mitchell, Mike DeBonis)

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When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? not recently enough, unless being a jury forewoman (which I was a few months ago) counts.

Who is your favorite active journalist? my incredible boss, Susan Glasser. Oh wait, make that Len Downie.

What did you have for breakfast? coffee

What one toiletry item could you not live without? if I tell you, the TSA will make a point of confiscating it on my next trip.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? seeing into the future.

Red or white wine? red

PG-13 or R? R

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? Jefferson

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) too many rubber chicken fundraiser dinners in my life. beef short ribs, please

Friday night or Saturday night? Saturday

“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School”? Old School

Palm or Cafe Milano? Post pub

Yankees or Red Sox? Redskins

Jenna or Barbara? please.

McSteamy or McDreamy? McDavid McBroder

Leno or Letterman? Stewart

Stewart or Colbert?Colbert

Boxers or briefs? um.

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