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Erin Hartigan: The FishbowlDC Interview

erin2.jpgSay hello to Daily Candy D.C.’s Erin Hartigan.

What word do you routinely misspell? Virtue got me kicked out of the spelling bee way back when.

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

What time did you get up this morning? 6:09

When did you last cry and why? I was quite overwhelmed by the tribute episode of “Meet the Press.”

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? Probably 95-100

What’s your favorite letter? R

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Santa. I got a lot of start-your-own-newspaper kits growing up, so December 26th was always a day of going door-to-door, digging for the real stories on my block.

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, Anne Kornblut, April Ryan, Amy Morris, Keith Koffler, <strongMark Silva, Ann Compton, Mark Knoller, Betsy Fischer, Katherine O’Hearn, Pamela Brown, Beverly Kirk, Wendell Goler, Glenn Kessler, Susan Page, Michael Crowley, Claudia Milne, Kelly Dinardo, Bruce Becker, Michael Rogers, Paul Schur, Diana West, Eric Nuzum, Bill Adair, Jonathan Ward, Jennifer Sergent, Jeffrey Goldberg, Ken Silverstein, Dana Milbank, Mark Murray, Katherine Lewis, Joe Mathieu, Chrystia Freeland, Sam Youngman, Christopher Dorobek, Greg Mitchell, Candy Crowley, Steve Chaggaris, James Pindell, Linda Kramer, Reid Wilson, Jay Newton-Small, Dan Steinberg Susan Ferrechio, Matt Labash, Gene Weingarten, Ron Allen, Kimberly Dozier, Perry Bacon, Jim Mills)

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When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? I just finished up a year of working as a hotline volunteer for the DC Rape Crisis Center

Who is your favorite active journalist? Matt Bai

What did you have for breakfast? Yogurt with apricots and a large mug of coffee

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Toss-up between sunscreen and my toothbrush

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Flying

Red or white wine? Red

PG-13 or R? R

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? Jefferson (for the blossoms)

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) Leg, but I do like a good, juicy breast.

Friday night or Saturday night? Friday (for the weekend anticipation factor)

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

The Palm or Cafe Milano? Milano

Yankees or Red Sox? Yankees suck.

Jenna or Barbara? For what?

McSteamy or McDreamy Dreamy? I need something in between schmaltzy and cocky.

Stewart or Colbert? Stewart

Leno or Letterman? Stewart?

Boxers or briefs? I’m a lacy thong girl, myself.

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