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Major Garrett: The FishbowlDC Interview

Say hello to Major Garrett, Fox News’ newly appointed Senior White House Correspondent.

What does your morning reading list include? NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Mike Allen’s Playbook

What single person has played the biggest role or has had the biggest influence on your career? My mother. She paid for college and gave me a chance to succeed.

How many suits do you own? Seven

What is the name of your cell phone ring? Livin’ Lovin’ Maid

How many emails do you receive a day? How many do you answer? 400 to 500, answer roughly 50

Where do you power-lunch? The White House booth

What’s your favorite or go-to drink? Black coffee at work, Jim Beam Black after work

Who is your favorite active journalist? Jake Tapper

(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 Bl
ake
, 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, Kath
erine 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, Erin Hartigan, Lindsay Applebaum, Bob Madigan, Gene Gibbons, Nico Pitney, John Mercurio, Jason Reich, Mark Stencel, Helene Cooper, Tom Gjelten, Joe Strupp, Barton Gellman, Jed Babbin, FamousDC, Judy Woodruff, Robb Harleston, Todd Zwillich, Carrie Dann, Jim Newell, Roger Simon)

Also, drop us a line to let us know who else you’d like FishbowlDC to interview. They must work in the Washington area and you must include their email address.


What section of the Sunday Washington Post do you read first? Sports

If you ran a doctor’s office or a bank, what cable station would you have on in your waiting room or lobby? Discovery

What kind of dog should the Obamas get and what should they name their new pet? A Shetland sheepdog-Collie mix. They should name it Ruffy, that way I can relive my childhood every time I see it frolicking on the South Lawn

Who would you most enjoy seeing parodied on SNL? Rahm Emanuel– as a newborn, as a 7-year-old, as a teen and as a bar-hopping single (I want royalties or credit when this bit makes air)

Leno or Letterman? Stewart or Colbert? Stewart and Letterman

Taking a cue from The Chris Matthews Show here, tell us something we don’t know… “Network” is the greatest movie of all time

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