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For Former Fox 5-er Paul Raphel, Big Risk Equals Big Reward

Many of you may remember him as the boy who made you fall in love with local news, but Paul Raphel isn’t so local anymore. Since the former Fox 5 segment producer and reporter left DC almost two years ago, he’s been with “TMZ Live” and most recently Ora TV’s “PoliticKING” producing his way through LA.

FishbowlDC recently caught up with Raphel to talk about what he’s been up to since relocating to the Hills, what he misses most about DC, and how his perceptions of Washington media have changed since relocating.

FishbowlDC: So what have you been doing since you left DC?
Paul Raphel: I left DC in June 2012 when I moved to California — without a job. I lived on my friend’s couch while searching for work. Professionally, it seemed crazy to leave a perfectly fine, full time job with no real plan but I didn’t want to live with ‘what if’s’ by not taking a chance in Los Angeles – something I always considered doing. A month after moving I was hired at TMZ to be the content producer for “TMZ Live” which, at the time, was their newest show. Our team took the show from two markets to airing on all the major FOX affiliates by September 2013. I have now moved from pop culture to politics and started working for Ora TV in January as a producer on Larry King’s political show PoliticKING. It’s been really exciting to start the year at Ora because it is a very new digital network that airs shows with recognizable names like Larry King and Jesse Ventura.

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Soccer Saturday: Gibbs & W

Not that “W”…however, that’s a soccer game I’d pay to watch.

Far from Crawford TX, WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was spotted “kicking it” at the new W Hotel this weekend. Gibbs was one of the few folks that made the cut for a DC United VIP party held Saturday night.

But Gibbs wasn’t alone. The Bachelor’s Andy Baldwin, WH Domestic Policy Adviser Melody Barnes, Obama Military Adviser Matt Flavin, Top Chef’s Spike Mendelsohn, FOX AM News’ Holly Morris, WH Deputy Chief of Staff Mona Sutphen and Roberto Rodriguez, WH education policy adviser were all in attendance as well.

Get the full scoop on the event from TWT‘s Green & Glover here.

Fox5′s Holly Morris Joins Cast of Chicago at National Theatre

DC has another local reporter with aspirations for the stage. FOX5′s Holly Morris will grace the National Theatre this Sunday in the play Chicago. Morris joins the cast as one of the ladies incarcerated in the Cook County Jail.

“What a thrill! It is like a dream come true for me! I did musical theater when I was in high school. To this day, going to see musicals is one of my all time favorite things to do. I own too many soundtracks to name and often play them… singing along at the top of my lungs,” Morris says.

“I always say, wouldn’t it be fun to live in a world where everyone bursts into song and dances in unison. My job allows me to do a lot of fun things, but I can assure you, the opportunity to be apart of a professional musical cast will rank among my most memorable!”

Morning Reading List, 07.03.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • You think the iPhone is a waste of money, well, at least until the second generation comes out.

  • An NPR release announced that “foreign correspondent Philip Reeves, based in New Delhi, has been recognized with a 2007 ‘Outstanding Broadcast’ Award from the South Asian Journalism Association for his report about the increasing instance of abductions in Sri Lanka. The piece aired on All Things Considered in September 2006.”

  • A reader notes ABC’s all female roundtable “was GREAT!” It included The Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus, Republican strategist Bay Buchanan, ABC News Consultant and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile and ABC News’ Cokie Roberts.

  • His Extremeness tells us, “How The Post Got Its Grove Back”

  • The New York Times reports, “The survey, to be released on Monday, is the latest proof of a fact well-known to historians and journalists who regularly seek government documents: Agencies often take months or years to respond to requests for information under the law, known as FOIA, which went into effect on July 4, 1967.”

  • Washington Post asks, “Should White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove be privy to the nation’s most sensitive secrets?”

  • TV Barn writes, “Rejected by every major cable company in America, Al Jazeera English is an ambitious attempt to redefine television news. There’s absolutely no reason we shouldn’t be watching it.”

  • “The National Press Foundation is pleased to report that we matched our $25,000 Challenge Grant from the Knight, Ford, and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundations. We raised more than $34,000 from individual donors, of which $28,000 qualified for our match.”

  • Washington Post reports that yesterday morning, WTTG debuted its hour-long 11 a.m. newscast, “Fox 5 News Midday,” anchored by Holly Morris and Allison Seymour.

  • Eric Boehlert writes, “If it weren’t for the soothing tones of The Washington Post’s opinion pages, I’m not sure how I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby would sustain himself in his hour of need.”

  • Michael Kinsley got a shout out in the Reagan diaries.

  • American Progress has the video of a “Passerby tackled after ripping Fox News mic from anchor.”

  • A C-SPAN release announced “the launch of a new Web site at www.booktv.org, with major enhancements including expanded video offerings and improved navigation that will enable the network’s loyal viewers to get the most out of Book TV’s unique coverage of the latest non-fiction authors and books.”

  • Check out the City Paper’s new music blog, Black Plastic Bag.

  • “Redding News Review Publisher Robert ‘Rob’ Redding Jr. today announced that Dr. Boyce Watkins and journalist Keyonna Summers are joining the Web site’s staff.”

  • New Republic’s Johann Hari takes a cruise with National Review.

  • TVNewser reports, “CNN.com’s live video launched this morning, and all the feedback I’m seeing is positive.”

  • New York Times reports, “British News Sites Seek Out Readers in the U.S.”

  • Goodwill of Greater Washington “became the first non-profit agency to officially launch its own fashion blog.” “The blog will share detailed knowledge and insight on vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories that are valuable to cost conscious fashion shoppers.”

  • “Kos’ lead site designer on the search for the ultimate digital community.”

  • Register for PR Newswire’s free “Webinar,” “MediaSense Blog Measurement.”

  • America’s Future Foundation launched “Inside Washington Weekly,” “a political podcast that brings together the nation’s brightest up-and-coming political commentators to discuss and debate the latest news each week.”

    Jobs

  • The National Press Foundation seeks a Director of Programs.

  • UCG is looking for an Editor, Home Health Coding Pro.

  • BNA is looking for a copy editor and a Reporter.

  • National Wildlife Federation is looking for a Media Director.

  • The National Academies is looking for a Media Relations Officer.

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