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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.
MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are taking their brand to the next level. They’ve officially had their first public spat – on air – since revealing to Vanity Fair that they're in a romantic relationship. They've never explicitly said they're in a relationship. But Scarborough has dished about their chemistry, saying, “We have a crackling on-air chemistry, and a crackling off-air chemistry, too,”
HuffPost's Amanda Terkel has absolutely no remorse about sticking it to Fox News's Jesse Watters.
NBC News is claiming in a new interview that Tamron Hall was offered a "substantive" and "prominent" role at the network. But shortly after Megyn Kelly was offered a new job there, Hall headed for the door.
Marie Claire Magazine is at war with Daily Mail columnist Piers Morgan.
An ex-Breitbart News reporter put a conspiracy theory to rest Tuesday night by denying that Andrew Breitbart was murdered on March 1, 2012 near his home in Los Angeles.
If you're going to sue your employer and your employer is going to sue you, this is how you want to be in the courtroom.
On Monday, President Trump and members of his White House communications team welcomed journalists from conservative-leaning publications over for fruit and cookies.
Mediaite is bringing back old blood.
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Tomi Lahren's legal team wants to hunt down the sources in The Daily Caller's recent blistering exposé on how she behaved while working as a BlazeTV host. Technically Lahren is still being paid by The Blaze and is operating under a non-compete clause in her contract. She's suing Beck and The Blaze in order to get released from that contract.
After The Daily Caller's Peter Hasson recently exposed the unflattering ways in which Tomi Lahren allegedly behaved at Glenn Beck's The Blaze, Lahren's legal team is fighting back. In her lawsuit against Beck and the company, her legal team is on a manhunt to unearth the mole or moles, even taking the extra awful step of seeking internal emails to find out just who squealed to The Daily Caller.
Jason Alexander Hates Trump’s Environmental Policies (And George Constanza Has Advice On Stranger Sex)
Seinfeld star Jason Alexander is deeply opposed to President Trump's environmental policies. He also has serious thoughts on how to get over a breakup.
IJR Chief Content Officer Benny Johnson likes to get all Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Quote of the Day:
You think he looks like a just another slimy geek in Washington.
BuzzFeed News needs to be called out for its questionable sanity after posting an X-rated makeup video.
Actor Rob Lowe isn't going to lay down and take crap from a Washington, D.C. politics reporter.
In what is likely lower on the totem poll compared to the other accusations, Democratic commentator Kirsten Powers told CNN Wednesday night that ex-Fox News host Bill O'Reilly once thanked her for being blonde.