Ben Terris is a political reporter for WaPo‘s “Style” section, and an all around dapper fellow. When he’s not talking politics or hunting boar, he’s busy plugging his wife’s many entrepreneurial endeavors (see below) -just like a good husband should. A Massachusetts native, Terris got his start in journalism at the Boston Globe before moving over to the National Journal in 2010, and then getting picked up by WaPo in December. We caught up with Ben earlier this month and asked him a few questions for the latest installment of our world-famous FishbowlDC Interview:
You’re about to be served your last meal. What will it be? When I was a kid I sometimes daydreamed about being on my deathbed and eating all types of poisonous berries. I wanted to (and still want to) know what they all taste like, and that was the only way I could imagine finding out without any long-lasting consequences. So either that, or the most expensive cheeseburger in the world.
2014 will be the year of the ____? Best American Magazine Writing
If you were a carbonated beverage, which would you be? Why? Right now I’d be a Genesee Cream Ale. It’s cheap, does the job, and pairs well with Jim Beam. I’m hoping, however, to someday be a Heady Topper.
You’re developing a signature scent. What would you call it? Smellin’ of Troy