TVNewser FishbowlNY AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Wise Gets Face Time at Half Time With Pres. Obama

That’s President Obama at the Wizards game last weekend with WaPo sports reporter Mike Wise, who has “the magic Crisco touch,” according to colleague Dan Steinberg.

In the D.C. Sports Bog, Steinberg says, “When Obama went to the Wiz game on Friday, only a handful out of the 20,000 people in the building got genuine Presidential face time. There were the few folks sitting in his immediate section. There were the very very few people who walked past before the Secret Service shut that avenue down. And, of course, there was Mike Wise.”

Here’s how Wise narrates their meeting:

MW: “Mr. President, good to see you again. Mike Wise from the Washington Post.”

BO: “Good to see you, Mike.”

MW: “Looking forward to playing hoops at some point, Sir.”

BO: “Definitely.”

MW: “Oh, how’s Dan Hale?”

BO: “Dan’s great, thanks.”

MW: “Enjoy the game.”

BO: “Thank you.”

Mediabistro Course

Management 101

Management 101Become a better manager in our new online boot camp, Management 101! Starting October 27, MediabistroEDU instructors will teach you the best practices being a manager, including, how to transition into a management role, navigate different team personalities, plan a team event and more! Register now!