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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.
Daily Mail's U.S. Editor David Martosko has been bandied about for White House press secretary.
As the media pitches a huge fit over President-elect Donald Trump dining out at 21 Tuesday night without informing them, Jon Favreau, former speechwriter to President Obama, says Obama did it, too.
Reporters covering Donald Trump and his transition team are not learning any lessons after the President-elect dined and ditched them Tuesday night.
Reporters are appalled that President-elect Donald Trump isn't treating them like royalty. Or even the garbage he often depicted them as on the campaign trail.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) -- a.k.a. "Lyin' Ted" -- was spotted visiting Trump Tower on Tuesday.
Ex-show host Montel Williams might be licking his wounds right about now.
Washington publicist Kurt Bardella took the high road Monday night after being on the receiving end of a vicious tirade from Breitbart Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak.
Be it their words, weight or looks, TV journalists get a lot of online crap.
In a new listicle on Guest of a Guest, Melania Trump, the nation's incoming first lady, is portrayed in the worst light possible.
Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Schlongsville) seems to love all forms of cinematography.
If she's not careful, CNN political commentator Ana Navarro may wind up in President-elect Donald Trump's Rosie O'Donnell category.
President-Elect Donald Trump's transition team has not found a way to hide his phone.
In the summer of 2014, BuzzFeed fired Benny Johnson for plagiarism. After reviewing 500 of the reporter's posts, Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith announced that 41 had been copied from other sites. That same year, BuzzFeed admitted to secretly deleting nearly 5,000 posts, which was reported by the now defunct Gawker.
Quote of the Day:
For much of the 2016 presidential election, The Huffington Post put Donald Trump's candidacy on the level of Kim Kardashian's ass.
Here is how the nation's popular news sites handled Donald Trump's inevitable and impending win between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Wednesday. At 2:39 a.m. Hillary Clinton phoned Trump to concede the race.
In late September, Donald Trump's archnemesis Rosie O'Donnell was calling him an "orange anus."
If Michael Barbaro ever wants to leave the New York Times, the Yale graduate may have a future in porn.
Readers may not give two shits about this, but it's election day and there's sewage leaking into Politico's newsroom.