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Steve Scully: The FishbowlDC Interview

scully_photo.jpgSay hello to C-SPAN’s Steve Scully.

What word do you routinely misspell? Commitment

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? “Down2Business” (My son Danny selected it because it sounds like the James Bond theme)

What time did you get up this morning? Gee, first time was 2 am for that early morning feeding, second (and final) time was 5:30 am

When did you last cry and why? Friday evening, December 19th, with the arrival of our # 3 daughter Natalie Cathleen (which explains the overnight “feedings”)

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? Far, far too many. On average, 200+

(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, 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, Katheri
ne 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, Ann Coulter)

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’s your favorite letter? Q – because if think of Questions…the ones I need to ask and the ones I want to ask !

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Without question, C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb!

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? Last month … at Lorton (VA) Community Food Bank for A Christmas Food Drive

Who is your favorite active journalist? Bob Schieffer ( In a class by himself !) and NBC’s Brian Williams

What did you have for breakfast? A Starbucks Coffee (who needs anything else)

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Toothbrush

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? To move through traffic on I-95 and across the 14th Street bridge during rush hour (or to hear WTOP’s LISA BADEN say everytime…no delays anywhere on the beltway today :)

Red or white wine? Red

PG-13 or R? With a 14 year old Daughter, it’s all PG-13 now!

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? Jefferson

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) HA (thanks for the clarification) I’ll take a sirloin steak instead

Friday night or Saturday night? FRIDAY’s

“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School” “Wedding Crashers”

The Palm or Cafe Milano? Neither, the Dubliner !

Yankees or Red Sox? Red Sox

Jenna or Barbara? What about Malia and Sasha?

Leno or Letterman? Letterman

Stewart or Colbert? Watch them both. Stewart’s quick wit and Colbert’s dry wit…gotta go with both of them

Boxers or briefs? I feel like Bill Clinton on that one. I think I’ll pass :)

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