A recent Washingtonian article, Journalists' Secret Lives, by Patrick W. Gavin and Jonathan E. Kaplan featured a few familiar CNN journalists. Here are a few excerpts from the article:
Usually they’re the ones asking about the private lives of people. We turned the tables and asked journalists to tell us about their lives—from their morning reading rituals to their secret passions.
These Shoes Are Made for Stalking
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CNN congressional correspondent Jessica Yellin prefers clogs because they’re good for posture and are more attractive than many other ergonomically friendly shoes. Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times favors Dansko’s comfy shoes.
Mostly True Confessions
Sure, they may hunker down with the latest book on Iraq after a hard day’s work, but journalists also indulge in their share of guilty pleasures, many involving junk food, TV, or both.
They may not transform themselves as dramatically as Clark Kent, but many Washington journalists have alter egos, pursuing hobbies and passions far outside their line of work.
CNN’s John Roberts fell in love with motorcycles as a kid—he tried making one by attaching a lawn-mower engine to his bicycle. It worked. Years later, Roberts is the proud owner of two Harley-Davidsons.
Lou Dobbs will appear on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 to promote his new book, Independents Day: Awakening the American Spirit
So who was the man behind the spectacles?
This week's Mystery Journalist was CNN's senior political analyst, Bill Schneider.