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Hotline Profiles Burr

From their Friday Feature:

    Thomas Burr, 27, is the senior Washington correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune. Besides covering the UT federal delegation, Burr covers the ’08 presidential race with a specific focus on UT’s adopted son Mitt Romney. He’s worked in Washington since ’05 and previously held beats at the Tribune reporting on the UT Legislature and Salt Lake County government. In the latter, Burr broke a scandal involving abuse of county vehicles that earned him several regional investigative reporter awards. He lives in northwest Washington with his two plants. But today he’s our Friday Feature:

    Where’s your hometown? What was it like growing up there?

    Salina, Utah — a town so small there still isn’t a stoplight. Growing up, I lived the hick life, complete with raising lambs and fetching eggs from the chicken coop. On occasion, I even cleared brush…

    What’s your most embarrassing on-the-job moment? (Or as embarrassing as you’d like to reveal?)

    Having my mom call me for a correction. I stood by the story….

    If you could cover any past political story, which one would it be and why?

    The Reed Smoot hearings. They had all the fun elements: allegations of polygamy, oaths of vengeance, a Utahn. Good stuff.

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