Posts Tagged ‘Dan Hellie’
Quotes of the Day
The Keen Observer
“Did Ari Fleischer come directly from a crack house? I’ve got Samsonites smaller than those bags under his eyes.” — Reason Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Nick Gillespie. Gillespie was on quite the roll. He also wrote, CNN’s “John King = generic human Ambien.” And this: “Gergen thinks in full fragments,” referring to CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen. And this: “Listening to most dull pundits is like drinking from a broken water fountain; listening to Gergen like drinking from broken fire hydrant!”
More on Ari…
“I think I speak for everyone still awake when I say we need a closer shot of Ari’s face.” — The New Yorker‘s Washington Correspondent Ryan Lizza.
Newt’s split personality
“Thing about Newt Gingrich is you never know who is going to show up. Right? It could be the good Newt, the smart Newt, the full of good ideas Newt, or it could be the negative, nasty, anti-media Newt Gingrich. I think we saw the first Newt Gingrich.” — CNN’s Gloria Borger.
“Troubling metaphor? While frantically filing for second edition, cleaning staff turns out the lights in the bureau.” — USA Today’s Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page. About two hours earlier there were also difficulties. She wrote, “Our CNN feed keeps flickering on and off. This could make covering the debate more, um, difficult.”
What does a male sports anchor know about lipstick?
“Wow, Bachman went extra heavy on the lipstick .. #toomuchmakeup” — NBC4 sports anchor Dan Hellie on GOP Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann.
A reader writes in…
“Betsy, sweetheart, you need therapy. Please don’t try to work out your issues on your blog. It’s sad to watch, honestly. Take care.” –Sent to us by am anonymous reader shortly after we published “Why Washington D.C. Gossip Sucks” regarding the self-analysis of The UnReliable Source in a TBD story. Hmmm…fishy. Wonder who could have written that, someone with the initials A.A.? Read the item that incited this here.
Debate Bloopers by FishbowlMatt
“Herman Cain just called @wolfblitzercnn ‘Blitz’ instead of ‘Wolf’ Oops.”
“Oh Santorum! Africa’s not a country. #samedifference?”
“Proof many Ron Paul fans are stupid? I tweet one thing about Ron Paul tonight, it’s positive, and Paul fans complain.” — Editor-in-Chief of RedState.com and CNN Contributor Erick Erickson.
Pick one: The Debate or Dancing With the Stars?
“Wonder what % of #CNNdebate viewers flip to #DWTS. Afterall, very similar: voting system bureaucracy, dancing around issues, fake hair/smiles.” — WJLA-TV reporter Mike Conneen.
National Press Club Exec. Dir. strikes back against suspended member
“It’s not like Sam Husseini can go to the White House, Congress or the State Department and ask a question. We’re about the only place in town he can go and ask a question. We are his meal ticket. For him to say we’re censoring is ridiculous.” — National Press Club Executive Director William McCarren on club member Sam Husseini‘s suspension and charge that the club is censoring him. Husseini was suspended after he allegedly behaved in a disruptive manner at a recent press conference with a Saudi prince. Missed the report published late Tuesday? Read here.
Spotted at Panera Bread in Chevy Chase last evening: Channel 4 sportscaster Dan Hellie, Fox 5 sports guru Dave Feldman and a Fox sports producer chowing down on sandwiches at a storefront table. Hellie agreed with a questioner’s assertion that Lindsay Czarniak had done a solid report from the Verizon Center…hitting the angle that the Caps’ seven-game losing skid coincides with the filming of the highly-hyped HBO “24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic” documentary, first episode of which aired last night. Czarniak also mentioned parts of Bruce Boudreau‘s rantings would probably be R-rated.
Has the SI jinx been replaced with the HBO jinx? First the NY Jets, now the Caps?
Local NBC sports anchor WRC’s Lindsay Czarniak is taking a time-out from the Caps and the Redskins to break a leg on the stage.
Czarniak will perform in the 17th Annual Benefit for Community Engagement at the Crystal City Arena Stage next Monday, March 16th. She’s cast as the role of Dorothy in “Arena Stage in Oz.” More details about the show can be found here.
FBDC caught up with Lindsay on her upcoming performace and we were surprised to find this isn’t exactly her acting debut… she appeared in an independent film Aquarius, as a characted named “Mist” a few years back.
Has acting always been a passion of yours? I’ve always been interested in it. I really love theatre and acting as another form of self expression- I did a play while working as a reporter in Jacksonville at the community theatre and it was a great way to unwind a bit (if I didn’t have to miss rehearsal for breaking news). I was a studio art minor in college and like to draw and create things, so I guess that fits.
What ranks first with you- sports or the arts (theater, acting, etc)? I don’t put one in front of the other because I love them both for different reasons. Covering sports is my world on a daily basis and its a lifestyle. You can consider theatre a sort of sport in itself- I was recently taking an acting class in which we were pantomiming animals and it was physically exhausting but a ton of fun. I love sports because of the stories- because of the challenge to get people to share their triumphs, etc. and in theatre, I love the challenge of developing a character.
Do you get stage fright- at work on in a project like this? Heck yeah. I get it all the time- I get nervous before I perform on stage or even in a class and I definitely can get nervous energy before doing a liveshot or even on set, however, I feel like being nervous makes you feel alive and that’s a big part of anything you do. You have to feed off of it and channel it into positive energy.
Will your co-anchor Dan Hellie ever be joining you on the stage? I hope so. Hellie’s the kinda co-worker that makes you better- he really can handle any situation and is just fun to be able to react to in live situations. He’d be great to co-star with on stage. I can absolutely see him as a gangster in Guys and Dolls.
Continued after the jump.
Good morning Washington.
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From Dan Steinberg:
Which print journalist and which television talking head nearly came to blows in the Redskins locker room after Sunday’s game, at which point they were forcibly separated by another TV employee, only to later rejoin their argument, drawing stares from several players?
FishbowlDC hears: Les Carpenter from the Washington Post and Dan Hellie from Channel 4.