Say hello to Bloomberg‘s Anna Edney. Born and raised in Bowie, Md., she is a health care reporter for Bloomberg. Her resume informs that she has worked at a number of insidery Washington publications. They include Congress Daily, NJ, FDA Week, Inside Washington Publishers and the Washington Examiner. Her colleague, Sophia Yan, describes her like this: “Anna’s fun, sweet, full of surprises and incredibly tough. I think she’s an incredible woman.” Tough is right. While Edney’s press experience may sound wonky, you might not want to cross her. She once got a teacher fired for selling crack. Carry on.
If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? Orange Fanta
How often do you Google yourself? When I want to see my dog you awarded “Most Beautiful” in the FishbowlDC’s DogBowl 2010, so a lot is the answer.
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor (or vice versa)? I can’t think of anything awful I’ve said.
Who is your favorite working journalist and why? Christopher Hitchens. What’s not to love?
Do you have a favorite word? humdinger
Who would you rather have dinner with – MSNBC’s Chris Matthews or FNC’s Chris Wallace? Chris Matthews
You are ordered to go on a road trip to an undisclosed location. You can go with White House Spokesman Jay Carney or Bo, the President’s Portuguese Water Dog. No ones feelings will be hurt. Who do you take? I’d choose Bo. I’m obviously a dog person.
What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Glacial groove
When did you last cry and why? Ha, no way.
What word do you routinely misspell? Occasion
What swear word do you use most often? fuck
If you weren’t a journalist what would you be? A farmer.
Our last interviewee, Fake Jim VandeHei, has an important question for Edney after the jump…