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Dave Hughes: The FishbowlDC Interview

davehughes.jpgSay hello to Dave Hughes, founder and editor of dcrtv.com.

How many suits do you own? None. I do own one sports coat that I bought on sale at Target. Hey, I work at home.

What word do you routinely misspell? Ignor or is it ignore?

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? Yes. Twice. Second time with a friend who is a girl, but we didn’t “do anything” afterward.

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? Yes. Didn’t necessarily believe it all, but it was fascinating.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Generic Cingular.

What time did you get up this morning? 7:45.

When did you last cry and why? Election night in 2000, when they took Florida from Al Gore’s column.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? Lust, mainly.

Beach, city or country? All, in measured doses.

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? I’ve been told I’m one of the cutest bearded guys around. Woof!

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)


What color is your bathroom? orange (really)

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? Something like 500, unless I get an on-air mention from Don Geronimo (half of WJFK-FM’s “Don And Mike Show). Then way more.

What’s your opinion of New York City? Technically, I’m a native New Yorker. I was born there, but I’ve have never lived there. I love it – in small doses. Way too fast.

What’s your favorite letter? S followed by M.

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Carl Hilinski, the editor I had in my first local newspaper job (The Reston Times) fresh out of college. A really nice guy.

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? I download lots of tunes from iTunes, but never a podcast.

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? Chris Daughtry. I wish I was in my 20s again and looked like him.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? It’s been a while. I do try to practice “random acts of kindless” on a daily basis, though.

Who is your favorite active journalist? I am a lefty, but I really like moderate righty Ron Smith, the afternoon host on WBAL talk radio in Baltimore.

What did you have for breakfast? Tea.

What’s your favorite item of clothing? Camo pants. I must own a dozen. I know, strange.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Liquid soap.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? To eliminate anxiety in all forms.

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? Neither.

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