Say hello to Justin Snow, Metro Weekly‘s political reporter and bacon lover. Earlier this year he replaced Chris Geidner, who went to work for BuzzFeed. Before he joined the gay news magazine, Snow was a reporter for MarylandReporter.com and Baltimore magazine. He also freelanced for the New York Post and the American Prospect.
Snow told FishbowlDC he never “set out” to cover the gay beat. “I’ve always been a political junkie and a reporter who has covered a wide range of topics, which have included LGBT issues, but that has never been my sole interest,” he said. We asked him to help save a hypothetically dying out population and gave him three options of media women with whom to procreate. That went over real well. On a more serious note, mags are Snow’s preferred medium and he said working for Metro Weekly has so far been “fantastic.” On a cheery note, he added, “I hope to be writing for magazines for as long as readers are still reading them,” he said.
If you were a carbonated beverage, which would you be?
How often do you Google yourself?
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor/boss (or vice versa)?
Who is your favorite working journalist and why?
Do you have a favorite word?
Who would you rather have dinner with – FNC’s Bill O’Reilly, NBC’s Brian Williams or ABC’s Diane Sawyer? Tell us why.
Diane Sawyer, under the condition that the Chardonnay flow as freely as it did on election night.
Find out Snow’s favorite swear word and who peed on his bed after the jump…
The Earth’s human population is dying out and you must save it. You will spend a romantic evening with either CNN’s Candy Crowley or FNC’s Greta Van Susteren (significant others will understand). Who will it be?
What swear word do you use most often?
You’ve just been told the big news: You get to have your own Sunday morning talk show. Who will be on your roundtable? (Pick four journalists or pundits types.)
On a serious note for a moment, if you could have dinner with a person who has died, who would it be?
Who is your favorite Boybander and why? (Ezzy, Hazy, Weigel, Attackerman, Beutler)
When you pig out what do you eat?
What is your absolute favorite item of clothing in your closet? We want the fabric, the brand, the store and the price if possible. If it’s a certain kind of underwear we don’t want to know about it.
Pick one: Mad Men, The Newsroom or Scandal.
Have you ever had a tarot card reading?
Have you ever had a near-death experience?
Ever been arrested?
Tell us a secret not many people know about you.
What’s your most embarrassing career moment?
Have you ever been fired?
When and why did you last laugh so hard you had tears in your eyes?
When and why did you last lose your temper?
Who would you want to play you in a movie?
Do you have a me-wall? If so, who’s on it?
Who should just call it a day?
Breakfast food of choice? Don’t say coffee.
Favorite foreign city that you’ve visited?
Finally, please come up for a question for our next FishbowlDC interviewee. This one may live on indefinitely. Make it good.