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“First Lady of the Press” Unplugged


Jan Smith Donaldson, Stephanie Green, Helen Thomas and Nikki Schwab with Teatro Goldoni Chef Enzo Fargione. Photo courtesy of Janet Donovan.

A group of about twenty women in DC media gathered at Teatro Goldoni last week to honor one who paved the way- Helen Thomas.

Hosts Janet Donovan and Christine Warnke started a game that proved to be a fascinating lesson in history and journalism. Each around the table- which included WaPo’s Mary Ann Akers and Amy Argetsinger, CSPAN’s Greta Wodele, Gloria Dittus, Jan Smith Donaldson and Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet- asked Thomas one question, on the record.

Ever wondered which President Thomas would have most wanted to sleep with? TWT’s Stephanie Green went there, and asked. “None,” Thomas was quick to reply- though she did share an anecdotal story about a walk home shared with President John F. Kennedy.

Her favorite active journalist? ABC’s Sam Donaldson, though she insists it’s not just because she was seated next to his wife (as Jan pumps arms in air). And least favorite? “Maybe a few people on Fox. They don’t like me either,” she says.

She commented that people often ask her what it was like to be a woman reporter- “Well I’ve never been anything else,” adding “nobody ever told me when I grew up in Detroit and went to public schools that it was a man’s world.”

And her advice for young journos? “You’re only as good as your last story.”

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The People Agree With Esquire: Greta Wodele Is Hot

After we posted video of C-SPAN’s Greta Wodele being chastised by a viewer for suggestive clothing, the comments rolled in:

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(related: Esquire)

Roll Call Hires Wodele

From Charlie Mitchell:

    I am pleased to report that Greta Wodele, currently of CongressDaily, will be joining the Roll Call reporting staff. Greta will be covering the House along with Susan Davis and Jennifer Yachnin. She comes off an impressive six-year run at CongressDaily, starting as an associate editor, then covering the post 9/11 debates over homeland security and finally as Senate leadership reporter. In addition to her talent for breaking news, I am happy to note that Greta brings a strong bat to the Roll Call softball team. Greta’s first day is Feb. 22.

The CongressDaily to Roll Call road continues to be well worn (Brody Mullins, Chris Cillizza, Susan Davis, John Stanton, Charlie Mitchell, Emily Heil…). Paul Singer also moved over from National Journal to Roll Call.

The announcement from CongressDaily:

    Folks:

    Greta has submitted her resignation effective at the start of the Presidents Day recess to become the third person covering the House for Roll Call. Greta has been with us for more than six years, starting out as associate editor for the PM and helping the AM, then moving to markup and homeland security coverage and finally for the past year serving as our Senate leadership reporter. We thank her for her many contributions to CongressDaily and wish her well.