Yesterday, The Hill ran an article on CNN's Jessica Yellin. Below are a few excerpts from the article:
Her morning routine involves the coffee as well as what she calls “a manic combination” of reading the paper, scanning what’s online and “doing random yoga stretches.”
But Yellin hardly seems cranky. Instead, she marvels at all there is to cover on Capitol Hill, and looks up to broadcast journalists like ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, CNN veteran Wolf Blitzer and Campbell Brown, who recently joined the network.
“It’s the opposite of the White House,” she says. “There’s so much access and so much information. It’s challenging to stop and say, ‘This is where I have to break and start getting my story.’ ”
Earlier in life, Yellin thought she wanted to be a politician. Growing up in Los Angeles, she watched her father involve himself in city issues, renovating urban buildings in blighted areas and enlisting in the Marines in Vietnam.
Later, after studying modern American history at Harvard, she pursued some other career choices but discovered she was better suited to watching the politician instead of being the politician.
“It was disillusioning to me that I didn’t want to be in the position to make compromises,” she says. “[There] is a real civic contribution you can make as a reporter if you ask the questions that need to be asked.”
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Of course, I can't resist the opportunity to pull out a video clip from The Morning Papers.