Katherine Lewis: The FishbowlDC Interview

LEWIS3.jpgSay hello to Newhouse News Service national correspondent Katherine Lewis.

What word do you routinely misspell? None, thanks to spell check.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? No idea — it was the least annoying one that came with the phone.

What time did you get up this morning? 5:08 am to drive back to DC from my parents’ house in Charlottesville. Without an alarm clock!

When did you last cry and why? I’m pretty sure it was in the wee hours of the morning while holding a screaming baby, within the last few months.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 30

What’s your favorite letter? J

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What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Linda Fibich – who hired me for my (current) dream job and never gives up on turning me into an efficient yet lyrical writer.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? Dec. 3, I helped organize a fundraiser for my daughters’ day care center.

Who is your favorite active journalist? Wil Haygood

What did you have for breakfast? Breakfast burrito from Sheetz.

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

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Stopping time.

Red or white wine? White

PG-13 or R? PG-13, at best

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? Lincoln

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) Breast

Friday night or Saturday night? Saturday night

“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School” Wedding Crashers

The Palm or Cafe Milano? I’ve been to neither. Can I pick Panera Bread?

Yankees or Red Sox? Yankees

Jenna or Barbara? Barbara

McSteamy or McDreamy? McDreamy

Leno or Letterman? Letterman

Stewart or Colbert? Colbert

Boxers or briefs? Briefs