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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.
Quote of the Day:
President Donald Trump's senior advisor Steve Bannon has an aura of mystery around him.
Fox News is bringing Democratic advisor Marie Harf into its clutches.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
The media versus Trump is a WWE wrestling match that isn't wrapping up anytime soon.
Even spouses of journalists can get crap if they're not careful.
The usual "rule" is that reporters steer clear of presidential children.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) got called out for being a "dick" and a "slimy rat fuck" after he ran a picture of himself shaking Hillary Clinton's hand at Donald Trump's Inauguration.
How embarrassing was Corey Lewandowski's Inauguration Day?
Unlike some of the quirky, inane observations longtime talk show host Larry King makes in his #KingsThings Twitter feature, things just got real.
Scottie Nell Hughes, a well-known surrogate for Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, said she totally winged it after the scandalous Access Hollywood footage was released to the public. The tape revealed that Trump had told the program's host Billy Bush that he liked to "grab women by the pussy."
In what may be an auspicious beginning but a downpour of an ending, the sunrise on Donald Trump's Inauguration Day sunrise was nothing short of beautiful.
Quote of the Day:
Inauguration Day is gearing up to be anything but calm.
Breitbart News, the outlet that has unapologetically backed President-elect Donald Trump throughout his candidacy, is now openly referring to CNN as the "fake news outlet."
Initially one reporter sees a woman near tears. Others hear a voice cracking from fatigue.
It's entirely possible that President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is f--king with everyone.
After I wrote about Tiffany Trump's hairdo ordeal Tuesday, some readers let me have it with both barrels.
A note to doubters: Give this one a chance.