Jill Zuckman is chief cong. corr. of the Chicago Tribune. She has been covering nat’l and cong. affairs for 16 years, including the last three WH campaigns. She joined the Tribune in 2000 and before that she worked at the Boston Globe and CQ. But today she’s our Friday Feature:
Where’s your hometown? What was it like growing up there?
Rockville, Maryland. Like R.E.M said, don’t go back.
What’s your most embarrassing on-the-job moment? (Or as embarrassing as you’d like to reveal?)
Displaying my musical ignorance in a profile of John Kasich when he was running for president. I wrote that his favorite musical group was The Radioheads.
If you could interview any deceased person, who would it be and why?
Strom Thurmond, but only if I can ask him how he feels about the news that he’s related to Al Sharpton.
What is your biggest weakness (and not your job interview biggest weakness)?
Glazed doughnuts on Sen. McCain’s bus.