Despite feeling the heat of criticisms on CNN in recent months, Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig has won a Pulitzer for her coverage of the U.S. Secret Service.
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Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Betsy has been covering and torturing Washington media for the past three years. Early on she studied journalism in England, interviewing punk rockers in Piccadilly Square who stole her notebook and ripped it up. After graduating from Union College with a B.A. in Spanish, she began her journalism career in Cambridge, Mass., working for a Cuban newspaper where she conducted man-on-the-street interviews. She asked Latinos about their love lives. “Do Latinos make better lovers or what?” She soon moved out west to Denver, where she worked for two rival Hispanic weeklies for one year each. Next stop: J-school at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, where she earned a master’s degree. In the years following grad school she worked at the Boca Raton News as a business reporter followed by a brief stint as a press secretary for former Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.). She spent the next decade on Capitol Hill covering hard news, features and gossip for The Hill Newspaper. In 2009 she quit and moved to Portland, Ore. and wrote about the many long-haired men there who distinctly resemble Jesus. They weren’t all kind (one was fat and confrontational) but she got her story. Prior to joining TheDC, Betsy was the editor of FishbowlDC, a Washington media gossip blog.
Longtime Washington editor Brett Decker, a group director at White House Writers Group, has lost a beloved companion: his cat, Chop Suey.
Squatters sometimes luck out in the White House briefing room. In other words, if you snooze, you could lose your seat to the likes of The Daily Banter's White House correspondent Tommy Christopher, who recently starred in the documentary film "Nerd Prom" by ex-Politico reporter Patrick Gavin.
Somehow CNN's "Reliable Sources" saw fit to invite New York mayoral failure Anthony Weiner on Sunday's program. He's lied to several journalists at CNN, including Wolf Blitzer and Dana Bash. So why not invite him on and hail him as some kind of expert?
We'll just call this one the Salt-N-Pepa memo.
Donald Trump has always prided himself on being the most popular, powerful man in any room. He's also always enjoyed the impractical attention of many political journalists, including Bloomberg Politics' Mark Halperin and Breitbart News' Matthew Boyle.
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We're going to be spelling out H-i-l-l-a-r-y C-l-i-n-t-o-n's name countless times for next year and a half. And just because it's Sunday morning and the good folks over at the Washington Free Beacon may be hungover, it's no excuse to get Hillary's name wrong.
Just in case you didn't get your invite to BuzzFeed's traditional rebel White House Correspondents' Dinner party this year and you're wondering if you're a loser or whether your email has stopped working, worry no more.
Reporters who flip commentary about other people's news stories want above-market wages and other protections from their employers.
Laurie Dhue is officially leaving TheBlaze.
Leave it to WaPo's resident race activist Wesley Lowery to make a truly meaningless list of the nation's most influential political journalists in social media and then crap on others who made the list.
TheBlaze's Glenn Beck is really "anxious" to talk to Wisconsin GOP governor and possible presidential hopeful Scott Walker. He really wants to like him. I mean, the guy even has death threats --- now that's something Beck can really relate to. On his radio program Friday morning, Beck and the gang all but ensured that the show would be a really, really, really, really safe place -- "a good place" -- for Walker.
Straight, white, male publishers have apparently become the new group to butcher over at BuzzFeed.
Spoilers: the congressman in question -- Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Penn.) -- is actually divorced.
PBS NewsHour has snagged veteran ABC News producer Richard Coolidge for a newly created position of Senior Content and Partnerships Producer.
And now for the dumbest part of our week...
There are Internet trolls who go after journalists day in and day out, typing the most despicable, insulting things they can think of on Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media.
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