If you are a reliable, honest journalist, sources will open up and trust you and share good information.
When I finished grad school, I sort of fell into journalism. Someone mentioned that there was an entry-level job at the Reuters News Agency. I applied, and, to my amazement, I got the job.
My inclination, as an old-school, classically trained journalist, is not to go with a story unless I have it hard. It's not good enough to say something based on rumors that were flying around.
I love politics.
I tend to overwrite; I need a good editor.
I'm a season ticket holder to the Washington Wizards, and I love going to Washington Nationals and Redskins games.
My best stories come from well-placed sources who point me in the right direction.
My goal is to make the viewer a little bit smarter.
My rule of thumb is that if I am interested or intrigued by something, others will be as well.
Two hours on television just doesn't automatically happen. I'm up early, I'm reading newspapers online, talking to my staff, coming up with ideas.
Almost every day I wrap up my two-hour live broadcast and I say to myself as I'm driving home, 'I wish I would've done this' or 'We really should have gone live longer with this segment.'
We'll have to wait the old-fashioned way.
I eat right. I exercise. I run 5 miles a day on the treadmill.
I have a few TVs.
I love covering stories that have huge historic impacts.
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