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Rick Klein: The FishbowlDC Interview

klein mug.jpg Say hello to ABC’s Rick Klein (aka Mr. “The Note“)

How many suits do you own? Three, plus a tux, which is an investment I’d recommend

What word do you routinely misspell? Cemetery

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? No, but it’s been in my Netflix queue forever

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? Yes

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Melody 9

What time did you get up this morning? 5 a.m.

When did you last cry and why? Watching the Yankees lose the ALCS to the Red Sox in 2004 – I was a Yankees fan working for The Boston Globe, so it was particularly painful

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? I can only name maybe three of them – is that a sin in itself?

Beach, city or country? Stadium

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? I’ll go with cute – I still get carded sometimes

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)


What color is your bathroom? Eggshell white

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? About 900 – and rising every day

What’s your opinion of New York City? Love it (Yankees fan, remember) but I’m not rich enough to live in it the way I’d want.

What’s your favorite letter? I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Q

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? John McPhee – took his inspiring class in college

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? Yes, from NYTimes.com

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? Sanjaya’s the only one I can name

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? Living in Boston a few years ago, at the Special Olympics

Who is your favorite active journalist? McPhee in the long-form category – he has a tremendous range of interests, and pulls all of his pieces off with perfect pitch. And Frank Phillips among the daily folks – he’s the Boston Globe’s long-time State House bureau chief, and is everything a reporter should be.

What did you have for breakfast? Strawberry Pop-Tart

What’s your favorite item of clothing? Blue Zegna tie – a gift from my wife, Laine.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Toothbrush

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

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? GI Joe – not even close

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