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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.
Looks like Josh Gondelman, web producer for HBO's "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver, had a brief come to Jesus moment.
New York mag's Jonathan Chait has all but sealed his daughter's fate to marry a major right winger.
Yeah. It's pretty ridiculous. But too ridiculous not to show you.
Late Wednesday night the AP decided to show off a man's buttocks.
What's a Ben Bradlee funeral without multiple mentions of his use of the word "d--khead?"
A brand new partnership between PBS and The Atlantic will bring the magazine to the boob tube. They're describing it as a "broadcast adaptation" of Atlantic reporting.
The New York Daily News published a story today on the incredibly shrinking MSNBC host Al Sharpton. It involved Sharpton's dramatic weight loss over the past 15 years. Today he weighs a shockingly skinny, nearly emaciated 129 pounds.
Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence just broke up. So naturally the beautiful Oscar award-winning actress is looking to hook up with a reporter who got "arrested" in a McDonald's in Ferguson, Mo.
Is it ever going to not be tacky to "cover" Washington funerals?
It's not as if TV people don't make a good living.
1. Larry King's Twittergasm... Mini skirts, Chinese cashew chicken, tractor and Rosie O'Donnell -- these were a few of many topics that ex-CNNer Larry King brought up on Twitter Sunday night. He's got a point on admiring firefighters, but being happy that Rosie is back on ABC's "The View?" This is how we know he's crazy. BuzzFeed has the full report.
Sunday is a perfect day for redemption. It's the day Politico tried to change the perception of the disastrous BP story published last week in Politico Magazine by publishing a counter piece by Kara Lankford. They stuck this one in their once abandoned "In the Arena" section.
ESPN's Nate Silver, editor of the FiveThirtyEight blog, is known in D.C.-NYC media circles. But is he in the nationwide zeitgeist?
For the first time since NBC "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd took the helm of the flagship program, "Fox News Sunday" beat them in the Washington, D.C. demo. "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace delivered 12,000 viewers in the demo (ages 25-54) while "Meet the Press" reeled in 9,000. The last time FNS beat MTP was in late July when then-host David Gregory was hosting one of his final programs.
Longtime Capitol Hill reporter John Bresnahan may have blocked me on Twitter. But that only means that I will make it a point to purposely peruse his feed every so often so see what kind of mischief he's up to.