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Linda Kramer: The FishbowlDC Interview

Linda-1.jpg Say hello to Linda Kramer, the Washington editor of Glamour magazine.

What word do you routinely misspell? It’s not misspelling, it’s hitting the keys too fast and dropping the “l” from public

What’s the name of your cell phone ring?“Normal”

What time did you get up this morning? When the dog jumped on bed at 6:30 am

When did you last cry and why? Probably when I broke a nail. I like to cry over trivial frustrations and save my cool for when it’s needed.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? Around 50

What’s your favorite letter? L of course, for Love and it’s my initial

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Wes Gallagher, the late president of the Associated Press, gave me my first big break when I got a summer college job working for the AP in NY.

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When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? At Smith College. I’m on the alumnae association board.

Who is your favorite active journalist? Katherine Boo. I’ve never met her but her stories always make me marvel at the power of in depth journalism well done and well told.

What did you have for breakfast? Earl Grey tea and cereal with blue berries

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Hair brush. I spent six nights camping on Mt. Kilimanjaro with no running water. Brushing my hair kept me sane.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Time travel.

Red or white wine? Red

PG-13 or R? NC 17

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? Lincoln

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) Breast

Friday night or Saturday night? Saturday

“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School” Old School

The Palm or Cafe Milano? abstain

Yankees or Red Sox? Yankees. First game I ever attended was a Yankees game. Can’t remember who they played, but I enjoyed my first stadium dog.

Jenna or Barbara? Jenna because I love her book

McSteamy or McDreamy? McSteamy.

Leno or Letterman? abstain

Stewart or Colbert? Stewart

Boxers or briefs? Boxers, but please, no buttons

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