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Pamela Brown: The FishbowlDC Interview

pamfbdc.jpgSay hello to WJLA’s Pamela Brown.

What word do you routinely misspell? Definetaly, definitely, definately…I still get confused about which one it is

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? I keep it on vibrate for the most part– I’ve had it go off during interviews and press conferences one too many times

What time did you get up this morning? 5:30 A.M.

When did you last cry and why? Three nights ago. My mom and I were reminiscing about my grandfather who passed away

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? Around 50, give or take a few

What’s your favorite letter? Don’t know…haven’t put much thought into it

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? A former professor, Rich Landesberg, my mom, and Tom Johnson, the former president of CNN, all had a significant impact on my career— tough to say one had a bigger influence than the other

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)

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When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? Nearly two weeks ago for a local nursing home in Georgetown

Who is your favorite active journalist? Right now I would have to say Lara Logan, but I’ve also been a longtime fan of Christiane Amanpour

What did you have for breakfast? A starbucks breakfast sandwich

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Eye cream

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? To cure the ill and afflicted

Red or white wine? Red during the winter, white during the summer

PG-13 or R? PG-13. I love Harry Potter and Disney movies

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? Lincoln– that’s my brothers name

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) I’ll have to go with the drumstick

Friday night or Saturday night? Saturday night

“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School” “Old School” — can’t beat the scene with Will Ferrell in his birthday suit

The Palm or Cafe Milano? Milano, but only because I love the pizza there

Yankees or Red Sox? Neither. I’m a basketball fan.

Jenna or Barbara? Do I have to answer this one?

McSteamy or McDreamy? McDreamy, for sure

Leno or Letterman? I don’t stay up late enough to watch them so I’ll have to pass on this one

Stewart or Colbert? Stewart

Boxers or briefs? Is this a trick question?

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