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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.
HuffPost has a serious problem on its hands in its Washington bureau. It's a female employee who doesn't know how to urinate without getting fluid all over the toilet seat.
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In late August, Beth Baumann had been writing and handling social media at Glenn Beck's The Blaze for a month when her boss broke the news that he was totally revamping the company. Dozens of employees were laid off. Suddenly she was out of a job.
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was accosted by the paparazzi at Union Station Monday night. He handled it like a pro and didn't get uptight about it. At one point he even warned his interviewer so he wouldn't fall or run into anything.
There's no hiding for President Trump's former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
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Burnt orange Chinos. Shiny red leather shoe boots. A plaid orange tie.
TMZ's Harvey Levin has a lot of balls -- even for Harvey Levin.
President Trump's ex-Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has made one of his first strategic calls outside the White House -- he gave a reporter, Neil McCabe, his blessing to leave Breitbart News to become president of a new site that could ultimately become a competitor.
The mystery teen who sexted with Anthony Weiner is coming forward to talk about her experience. She wasn't willing to let Inside Edition use her name. But she did agree to go on air and talk about what happened to her.
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Hurricane Irma is hard enough without viewers having to see an award-winning meteorologist unleash a human hydrogen bomb during a weather report this week.
MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace was literally on fire Thursday.
Breitbart News may want to watch its back.
Politico is using 5-month-old data and a polling company that caters to celebrities and favors liberals to slime the reputation of ex-White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
Sputnik's Lee Stranahan has good reason to personally demolish Breitbart News's radio show on SiriusXM. Breitbart News has canned him twice. He has also quit twice in a state of fury, the most recent of which came last year when Political Editor Matthew Boyle shat on Stranahan's ability to attend White House press briefings.
TMZ's Harvey Levin is really kicking off his new show on Fox News with a bang.
In his first TV interview, President Trump's ex-Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, who was portrayed on SNL as the Grim Reaper, will reveal himself in the flesh this Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes."