David Brody: The FishbowlDC Interview

brody-MD.jpgSay hello to the Christian Broadcasting Network’s congressional correspondent David Brody.

How many suits do you own? 4.

What word do you routinely misspell? misspell

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? No. But thanks for asking.

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? Yes

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Breakdown. Think of a 1970’s Mod Squad tune.

What time did you get up this morning? 5:30am- everyday. Groundhog day

When did you last cry and why? During the movie “Facing the Giants”. Great flick. I highly recommend it.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? Maybe envy. I want that exclusive story, that tough interview every day.

Beach, city or country? That’s tough. A grew up in NYC but I’ll say beach. Working in this business, you need some peace and quite.

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? Cute. I mean look at my mug shot. Maybe too cute. A Stephen Colbert type.

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What color is your bathroom? Green

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 150-200. I read them all..well most of them..well…

What’s your opinion of New York City? It’s my hometown.I absolutely love it. Walking through Central Park, the carousel, Broadway, Little Italy, Pizza, Katz delicatessen.

What’s your favorite letter? Q. I always feel sorry for Q. It’s rarely used. I always root for the underdog. That’s why I’m a huge Mets fan.

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? First, my wife because I wouldn’t have even applied for certain jobs without her not to mention her putting up with the long hours. After that, it’s a tie: Ed Sardella, KUSA-TV anchor. He toughened me up, made me a better writer. Dave Lougee, former News Director at KUSA challenged me to be more creative, using graphics to tell a story. I’ve never forgotten.

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? I have but it’s so infrequent I can’t even remember which one.

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? Rueben. he was cool and humble.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? The Saturday before Thanksgiving at Mclean Bible Church helping stuff boxes full of food for underprivaledged families.

Who is your favorite active journalist? There are so many good ones. Another tie: No suck up here but both are good friends, but even better journalists: Tom Costello and Kevin Corke from NBC News. Great succinct writers, cool on the live shots and extremely hard working.

What did you have for breakfast? Oatmeal and a bannana. What a winning combination. High in fiber!

What’s your favorite item of clothing? I have very sensitive feet so I’d have to say socks. Is that too much personal information to release? Oh, wait, it’s a blog! Anything goes!

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Toothpaste. Enough said right?

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Flying like Superman because this way I could always go first class and save the company some money.

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? Barbie. She may look beautiful but she has clearly advanced farher than GI Joe. It’s not just her looks, it’s her brains as well. I mean, she’s like the doll version of Mary Kate and Ashley!