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Mark Silva: The FishbowlDC Interview

SilvaMark.JPGSay hello to the Chicago Tribune’s Mark Silva.

What word do you routinely misspell? Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious

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

What time did you get up this morning? 5:45

When did you last cry and why? When my dog died. I hope I don’t have to explain that.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 200

What’s your favorite letter? A

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Penn Kimball, Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. And Pete Weitzel, former managing editor, paper formerly known as The Miami Herald.

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)

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.


When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? Tutored a middle school child, Tallahassee, Fla.

Who is your favorite active journalist? Tom Wolfe

What did you have for breakfast? Oatmeal

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Deodorant

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

Red or white wine? Red

PG-13 or R? R

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? Lincoln

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) Breast

Friday night or Saturday night? Friday night

“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School” Wedding Crashers

The Palm or Cafe Milano? Been to neither

Yankees or Red Sox? Red Sox

Jenna or Barbara? No comment

McSteamy or McDreamy? Don’t know

Leno or Letterman? Letterman

Stewart or Colbert? Colbert

Boxers or briefs? Boxers

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