Bret Baier: The FishbowlDC Interview

bretb123.jpgSay hello to Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier.

How many suits do you own? 12 and 2 tuxedos

What word do you routinely misspell? Spellcheck is an amazing thing

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? Yes – not in the theater

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? Yes- in the theater

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Vibrate

What time did you get up this morning? 7:00am

When did you last cry and why? I got a little teary on the 5th anniversary of 9-11 actually — it hit me harder than I thought it would.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? From time to time.. I would have to say Gluttony (although I have been working on it)

Beach, city or country? Energy of a city.. but Beach

Read the rest when you click below…(and see previous FishbowlDC interviews: Julie Mason, David Shuster, Joe Curl, Alex Pareene, Peter Beinart, Jonah Goldberg, Megyn Kendall, Ana Marie Cox, Jim Brady, Howard Mortman, Amy Argetsinger, Jose Antonio Vargas, Chuck Todd, Tom Gottlieb, Kelly Ann Collins, David von Drehle, David Lat, Mark Leibovich, Zain Verjee, David Plotz, Paul Kane, Karen Travers, Mark Halperin, Hugo Gurdon, Greg Kelly,Ken Rudin, John Dickerson, Anne Schroeder, Spencer Ackerman)

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? My wife tells me I’m HOT.. I’m sticking with that (although I am probably more on the “cute” meter)

What color is your bathroom? White

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 70 or so.

What’s your opinion of New York City? I love it — the energy, the restaurants, the diversity. I think it’s best around Christmas time.

What’s your favorite letter? “B”

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Brit Hume –(not just because he’s my boss) I watched him on ABC. When he came to Fox, I contributed to Special Report as the Southeast Correspondent for 4 years. He encouraged me to come to DC to work for him. And on 9-11, I was called up to provide backup outside the Pentagon. A month later.. I was the Pentagon Correspondent.. and 4 1/2 years after that.. at the White House for Fox. I consider him my mentor for the last 10 years. (sorry for the long answer)

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? NO.. how do you that again?

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? Kelly Clarkson

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? (actual labor) I helped cook a Thanksgiving meal at a soup kitchen in DC last year.. — but I raised funds for several charities throughout the year.. does that count?

Who is your favorite active journalist? I can’t pick one.. I read and watch many I admire and learn from (I know.. a cop out answer.. but true)

What did you have for breakfast? My wife made me two scrambled eggs, an English Muffin, and coffee.

What’s your favorite item of clothing? A White Tuxedo jacket

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Toothbrush

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Clairvoyance (you can get a lot of scoops that way)

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? GIJoe — by far.

Each FishbowlDC Interview subject is asked to contribute a word to this ongoing thread. Thus far we have…”Leprechaun suits shimmer Sensenbrennerly. Never regurgitate, orginate! Ideally, chutzpah feathers one’s soul melodically. Rhythmically, supergalifragilistic sounds baroque indeed nefarious but Springsteen defenestrates. Only stumblebums vote. Dirk Kempthorne squats legitimately above…” cavernous…